Park Ridge Police investigate 7-Eleven robbery
The Park Ridge Police are investigating the report of an armed robbery of a local convenience store by a man who allegedly robbed the same shop two to three weeks earlier, according to the city's website.
In the most recent incident, on Aug. 14, the store clerk told police that a white male entered the 7-Eleven convenience store in the 500 block of W. Devon Avenue just before 4 a.m. and came around the register counter toward the clerk with a large hunting knife. He ordered the clerk to open the register, and when the clerk complied, took approximately $200 from it, according to the report. He then fled on foot.
No one was harmed, the city said.
The suspect was described as having dark hair and medium build, and being between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9-inches tall. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black mask, the report said.
The alleged robbery followed what the clerk told police was a similar but unreported robbery by the same man a few weeks earlier.
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Go to www.ParkRidgePolice.org for more information.