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The sheriff’s office says they are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a convenience store in Beach Park and resulted in the robber escaping Saturday morning.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11:35 a.m. Saturday to the 37700 block of North Green Bay Road in Beach Park for a report of an armed robbery that just occurred.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the convenience store and spoke to the store clerk, who was uninjured.

A preliminary investigation shows a man entered the store and displayed a firearm, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.

He demanded money from the store clerk, who complied with the demands.

Covelli said the offender ran from the store after obtaining cash from the clerk’s register.

A Lake County Sheriff’s Office canine team responded and tracked the scent of the suspect.

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The scent ended at the dead end of a roadway, indicating the offender likely entered a vehicle, Covelli said.

Sheriff’s evidence technicians recovered evidence that will be sent to the crime lab for analysis.

The suspect was described as being possibly of Hispanic descent wearing a face covering, yellow coat, tan pants and gloves.

Surveillance photos of the suspect were not immediately available for release.

The robbery remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division.