A suspect wanted for restraining an employee and stealing $57,000 worth of merchandise during an armed robbery at an AT&T store in Buffalo Grove in 2021 is now in jail custody.
Marcus Scott, 39, of Chicago, was charged in February 2021 with armed robbery, aggravated unlawful restraint and felon in possession of a firearm.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department responded around 5:40 p.m. on February 2, 2021, to the AT&T Store at 55 North McHenry Road for a report of an armed robbery.
Officers located an employee of the store restrained with plastic ties in the restroom, according to the police department.
The store’s video surveillance system provided officers with a detailed description of the offender. Police say he was armed with a handgun.
The suspect, identified as Scott, stole $57,000 worth of merchandise, police said at the time.
The employee was uninjured and was the only victim of the incident.
The Chicago Police Department was able to locate Scott in the 400 block of 103rd Street in Chicago shortly after the robbery.
Scott was found in possession of a handgun when he was arrested by officers.
A continued investigation led to the recovery of all merchandise stolen from the AT&T store, police said.
A warrant was obtained charging Scott in the armed robbery.
Court records show Scott was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a felon in possession of a firearm case that he was charged with in 2021.
He was sent to a state prison in July and released earlier this month. He was transferred to the Lake County Jail on the robbery warrant.
Scott has numerous prior felony convictions in Illinois, including for drugs, battery and weapons offenses.
Scott has pleaded not guilty to his newest charges and remains held in the jail on a $500,000 bond.
He would need to post $50,000 cash in order to be released from jail.