Lorenzo T. Rucker, 37, of Waukegan.

A man was charged with armed robbery after prosecutors say he walked into a gaming parlor in North Chicago while armed with a knife and stole a purse from a patron.

Lorenzo T. Rucker, 37, of Waukegan, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

The North Chicago Police Department responded on June 9 to a call of an unwanted subject involving Rucker at a liquor store.

Officers cleared the scene and were later called again to a gaming parlor.

Prosecutors said Rucker slashed a flag out front with a knife and then walked into the business.

Rucker was still brandishing the knife and began saying unsettling things to people inside, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Rucker stole a purse from a patron who was sitting at a table.

He fled out the back door and ditched the purse while fleeing, prosecutors said.

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Officers eventually located and arrested Rucker, who still had the knife in his possession.

Lake County Judge Luis Berrones ordered Rucker held on a $50,000 bond during an initial court hearing.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 27.