Robbery on Route 14 near Dole Avenue

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:


Today, August 7th, 2013, at approximately 9:45am, Crystal Lake Police were dispatched to the business Servitax, located at 459 West Virginia Street (US Route 14), for a reported Aggravated Robbery.

Upon arrival, police were advised 2 men entered the business and by threat of force with an implied weapon (never seen) stole an undetermined amount of money and several cell phones from an employee.

459 West Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL

459 West Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL

The employee was not injured.

The suspects fled south from the scene on foot.

One of the male suspects was described as being Hispanic, approximately 5’5” tall, with dark hair. He was wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans. A description of the second suspect was not available.

This event is being actively investigated by the Crystal Lake Police Department. Crystal Lake authorities are requesting that anyone who may have information regarding this case, however slight, to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at (815) 356-3620. Tips can also be texted anonymously to “TIP411” (847411) with the keyword “TIPCLPD” within the text message.

Additionally, if you have any information about this crime, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-762-STOP (7867). Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1000.00 for information leading to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against offenders. CRIME STOPPERS DOES NOT USE CALLER I.D.

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