Armed Robbery At The Shell Station At Arlington Heights Rd And Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 9:10 PM Thursday to an armed robbery at the Shell Gas Station, 3 West Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an offender entered the gas station and walked behind the counter before confronting the a 47-year-old male clerk. The offender displayed a black handgun and told the clerk to open the register. The offender ordered the clerk to the ground before going through several register drawers and removing an unknown amount of cash. He also took several packs of cigarettes before running out of the station and then southbound. The clerk was not injured.

The offender was described as a male/black 6'0" to 6'2" thin build, approximately age 45, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The offender's hoodie was positioned to obscure identification of his face.

No vehicle description or "direction of travel while fleeing information" was released by police.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Thursday at 9:09 p.m.

Arlington Heights Police Department released information about this crime at 9:07 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013.

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