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Three Gas Station Robberies In Two Days In Skokie

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The following information comes from the Skokie Police Department and Village of Skokie.

One gas station was robbed twice within two days.

Robbery

  • Robbery at 5055 Touhy Avenue, on December 26th between 11:58 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. Reported:  12/27/2013. An unknown male black subject, approximately 5’10” to 6’1”, heavy set, wearing an Under Armour hoodie, a black ski mask, blue jeans, black gym shoes and grey gloves, walked into the Shell Gas Station and demanded money.  The cashier gave the subject money and the subject fled westbound on foot.
  • Robbery at 5055 Touhy Avenue, on December 28th at 12:20 a.m.  Reported:  12/28/2013. An unknown male black subject, 5’8” stocky build, approximately 40 years old wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black mask covering the lower half of his face, blue jeans and gray/light blue gloves, walked into the gas station and told the clerk “Open the register or I will kill you.” The clerk turned over the money and the subject fled on foot, southbound on LeClaire.  The clerk told police that this is not the same subject that robbed them twenty hours earlier.

Armed Robbery

  • Armed Robbery at 3800 Oakton Street, Marathon Gas Station, on December 27th between 7:27 p.m. and 7:29 p.m.  Reported:  12/27/2013. Two male white subjects entered the gas station, one subject pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the clerk, demanding all the money.  Both subjects then fled the store through the parking lot, north on Hamlin. The first subject is described as a male white, 5’5”, skinny, wearing a red hooded jacket, knit cap that was pulled over his face. The second subject was described as a male white, 5’0” to 5’5”, stocky build, wearing a jacket and a knit cap that has “NYC” on the front.  This subject has a slight beard and no front teeth.  This is the subject with the handgun.
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Troy January 03, 2014 at 05:57 PM
There are safer places to purchase gas than in Skokie.
Steve Mottel January 03, 2014 at 07:08 PM
Do not worry guys. Skokie has hired someone to tell them if crime is up and if they need to do anything about it. Skokie leaders on the 21st century, wow.
Dan Cox January 03, 2014 at 09:42 PM
Disarmed and ready to be robbed, raped and murdered, that is the word on the street about the Anti-Second Amendment folks who live in Skokie... home invasion is going to be next.
nl January 22, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Wish there was more of a police presence on the streets in police cars. Years ago you would see police on patrol often. Now it seems they only come when called after the fact.

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