Female Offender Armed with Tazer Takes Merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods on Palatine Rd Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 10:22 AM Saturday of an armed robbery at Dick's Sporting Goods 401 E Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that a recognized previous female offender concealed merchandise for sale on her person and was stopped by store employees while still in the store.

The offender threatened the employee with a tazer, which she also brandished in the store.

The offender then left the business with the merchandise still concealed on her person and without paying for the merchandise.

The offender was last seen leaving the area in a silver minivan or a maroon SUV with an Illinois license plate. The full retail value of the merchandise taken is still under investigation.

The offender was described as a female/black, who was recognized by a store employee as a suspect in several other retail theft incidents at other Dick's Sporting Goods stores. The suspect was further described as early twenties, approximately 5'4" 120 LBS , wearing a Pink brand maroon hooded sweatshirt with "PINK" written in white, outlined letters across the front, matching maroon sweatpants, and a pink knit winter hat with a ball on top.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Saturday, March 30, 2019 between 10:18 AM and 10:21 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 0:03 (hours: minutes).

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