A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Male Victim of Robbery in Crystal Lake – Suspects in Custody
On Saturday March 11th, 2017, at approximately 4:05 AM, Crystal Lake Police Officers responded to the 400-430 block of Berkshire Drive for a report of a medical assist to a battered male.
Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male who had sustained significant non-life threatening facial injuries requiring transport by ambulance to an area hospital for further treatment.
An investigation into this matter immediately ensued by detectives of the Crystal Lake Police Department discovering the victim had been beaten and robbed by multiple offenders.
It was learned through the investigation that the victim and offenders had randomly met at a local establishment during the evening of March 10th, 2017.
Throughout the evening, the offenders gained the trust of the victim and at approximately 3:55 AM on March 11th, 2017, while acting together, all three offenders repeatedly punched and kicked the victim, taking possession of the victim’s personal property, including United States Currency.
The offenders then fled the area by means of a vehicle with the stolen property, prior to the arrival of police.
Detectives initially developed and positively identified two suspects.
Further investigation revealed involvement and the positive identification of the third suspect.
Arrest warrants were subsequently obtained for all three suspects.
By Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, all suspects were arrested and in the custody of the Crystal Lake Police Department.
- Lawrence W. Liss (28) of 2800 W Russet Road, McHenry
- Cameron J. Dreyer (30) of 250 S. Lincoln Avenue Apt 1A, Carpentersville
- Angel D. Albers (42) of 1507 N. Riverside Drive, McHenry
Each suspect was charged with
- one count of Robbery 720 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/18-1(a
- a class 2 felony
- two counts of Aggravated Battery 720 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/12-3.05(a)(1)
- a class 3 felony and one count of Mob Action 720 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/25-1(a)(1)
- a class 4 felony.
Liss, Dreyer and Albers were transferred to the McHenry County Jail, where they were detained. Bond is set at $50,000 each.