Armed Robbery Of Hotel

For Release: 
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 provide
information anonymously through Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.

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Revised 01/26/09