Two armed robberies that happened in Waukegan earlier this week may be linked to similar robberies in Gurnee, Zion and Round Lake, police said.
On Monday, a man with a handgun entered Rainbow Kids, at 1305 N. Lewis Ave., at 8:30 p.m. and took cash, Waukegan police said in a news release. Just after 9 p.m., a man matching the same description entered Family Dollar, 1106 Washington St., and also took cash.
Witnesses described the man as 6 feet tall and thin, wearing a black button down sweater with an "R" on it, blue jeans and a black baseball hat.
Police believe three other robberies may be linked based on the suspect's description: a robbery Aug. 24 at Daisy's Quick Mart, 726 S. Milwaukee Ave., in Gurnee; Aug. 26 at Family Dollar, 1209 Barnhart Court in Zion; and Aug. 26 at Dollar General, 212 W. Washington St. in Round Lake.
Police ask anyone with information about these crimes contact the top line at (847) 360-9001.