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updated: 11/16/2012 9:38 PM

Police find elusive suspect in Gurnee

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A 25-year-old man was in police custody Friday night following an off-and-on foot chase over the course of four hours that began with a counterfeit bill investigation at Gurnee Mills.

Mall security called for assistance from the Gurnee Police Department about 4 p.m. to assist with the investigation, when one of two suspects took off, according to Cmdr. William Meyer of the Gurnee Police Department.

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Police gave chase on foot, lost the suspect, but then rediscovered him and gave chase again when he went into a swamp area between Bass Pro Shops and Interstate 94, Meyer said.

Authorities set up a perimeter around the swamp and, with the assistance of a K9 unit from the North Chicago Police Department, were able to apprehend the suspect about 8 p.m., Meyer said.

The suspect and his accomplice, who was already in police custody from earlier Friday, were being questioned by Gurnee police Friday night.

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