Jan 26, 2009
Administration - Press Releases - 2009
Armed Robbery of Hotel
GURNEE, IL - January 23, 2009 - On
Sunday evening, 01/25/09 at 6:05 PM, the Gurnee Police Department received a report of an armed robbery that just
occurred at the Country Inn & Suites hotel located at 5420 Grand Ave.
The suspect entered the lobby of the hotel and placed a black duffle bag on the
counter and directed the desk clerk to place the register cash inside the duffle bag. The suspect did display a
large carving knife with a black handle. The hotel employee placed an undisclosed amount of cash inside the
duffle bag and the suspect left the hotel.
The suspect is described as a male, light complexion, late 30’s to early 40’s, approximately 5’
09” and 215-225 lbs. The suspect was wearing a black ski mask, a black “puffy” winter coat, ght
blue jeans and white latex gloves. All clothing was described as being “dirty.”
There was a similar robbery reported at the Midlane Hotel in Waukegan on Yorkhouse Road at approximately 10:37
PM. The suspect in that robbery had a description similar to the suspect in he Gurnee robbery and was also armed
with a knife.
If anyone has any information regarding either of these crimes they are asked to contact the Gurnee Police
Department at 847-599-7000 or the Waukegan Police Department at 847-360-9000 or you may
provideinformation anonymously through Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.