A Waukegan man and three North Chicago men have been charged in a string of armed robberies that took place over the course of a week, according to police.
A Waukegan police officer was on patrol at about 3:20 a.m. Monday when she spotted two suspects running from a Citgo gas station, 2135 N. Green Bay Rd., just moments before a dispatcher radioed that an armed robbery occurred at the location, according to police.
The description provided by a dispatcher matched the description of the suspects and with the help of backup, three of the four men who robbed the gas station were taken into custody, according to police.
The fourth was later tracked down by a police dog, and the men were found to be in possession of $870.00 and a handgun, according to police.
Earlier that evening, three men wearing dark clothing, ski masks and armed with a handgun robbed the Bubble Land Laundromat, 1555 N. Lewis Ave., at about 2 a.m. about 2 miles from the gas station, according to police.
A Marathon gas station, 901 Glen Flora, was robbed on Nov. 10 by men armed with a handgun wearing dark clothing, ski masks on Nov. 10, according to police.
Terrance D. Cheers, 19, of the 1700 block of Jackson Street in North Chicago and Jimmie Lee Cook III, 22, of the 1400 block of Gervey, North Chicago, were charged with two counts of armed robbery. Darryck A. Williams, 20, of the 2400 block of Dugdale Road in Waukegan and Charles Gary, 19, of the 1400 block of 14th Street in North Chicago were charged with three counts of armed robbery.
All four are being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.