A man and woman armed with rifles took $2,000 Tuesday from an auto repair shop near Aurora, tying up their victims and forcing them into a bathroom, police said.
Kane County Sheriff Lt. Pat Gengler said no injuries were reported and detectives were interviewing the couple that owns Technically Automotive, 1905 N. Farnsworth Ave.
One suspect is described as a black man, 5-foot-10, weighing about 200 pounds and between 30 and 40 years old.
He was wearing a black baseball hat, white pants, dark shoes, dark rimmed glasses with curved amber lenses and garden-style gloves, authorities said,
The other suspect is a black woman, 6-foot-2, about 150 pounds and between 25 and 35 years old. She also was wearing a dark baseball hat, a dark hoodie, baggy clothes and had a gold stud piercing in her tongue.
Gengler said the robbery occurred at about 11:50 a.m. and was reported to authorities about an hour later.
Gengler said the two suspects initially demanded jewelry from the victims.
A jewelry business faces west on the strip mall, located at the southeast corner of Farnsworth and I-88, and the repair shop is located in the back.
The couple didn't didn't have any jewelry, and handed over $2,000 before they were tied up and forced into a bathroom and told not to come out for 30 minutes.
Gengler said it is not known what direction the robbers headed.
He declined to say whether the business had video surveillance, but noted the tollway has cameras and the city of Aurora also had a nearby red-light camera.
"We're looking at the area as a whole to come up with some video surveillance," he said.
People with information about the robbery should call (630) 232-6840 and also may leave anonymous tips at kanesheriff.com.