Clerk threatened with knife in Fox Lake robbery

Updated 2/2/2018 8:15 PM

Fox Lake police are investigating an armed robbery at the Phillips 66 gas station at 20 N. Route 12.

Police said the thief entered station around 4:40 a.m. Friday, threatened the clerk with a knife and presented a note demanding money.

The robber fled on foot after the clerk handed over a small amount of cash. The robber was described as a heavy white man from 20 to 30 years old and standing 5 foot 9 inches tall. He was wearing a camouflage scarf over mouth and nose and had what appeared to be surgical tape cut into strips outlining his eyes. He also was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue or green cargo pants.

Anyone with information should call the Fox Lake Police Department at (847) 587-3100

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