Police are seeking to identify a suspect who burglarized a paint store in Round Lake Beach which led to a large police search involving a canine early Tuesday morning.
The burglary happened at the Sherwin-Williams Paint Store, located at 184 West Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach.
The Round Lake Beach Police Department said a suspect broke into the store just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Surveillance images showed the suspect walking around the store, which was closed at the time.
Deputy Police Chief Ryan Rodriguez said the suspect gained access to the building by shattering a door.
A door on the side of the building was boarded up Tuesday afternoon with a sign that said, “Door not in service, we apologize for the inconvenience.”
Rodriguez said nothing was taken from the store and it appears the suspect fled after hearing the audible alarm.
Witnesses told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers from multiple police departments responded to the incident.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the sheriff’s office assisted in the search for the suspect.
A sheriff canine was sent to the scene and conducted a track for the suspect beginning near Rollins Road and Fairfield Road.
The track lasted two hours and went for approximately two miles.
The suspect was not located, according to the Round Lake Beach Police Department.
The department said they are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
Anyone who has information on the suspect’s identity is asked to call the Round Lake Beach Police Department dispatch center at 847-270-9111.