New information from Saturday’s armed heist of a busy, 24/7 Walgreens store reveals that the suspected robber stood in the checkout line when he displayed a gun in his waistband to a hapless cashier, according to an Oak Lawn police report.
A Hispanic male in his mid-to-late 20s entered the store at 95th Street and Cicero around 9:29 p.m. Police said he asked the cashier where he could find the protein bars. The cashier directed the man to an aisle where the protein bars were located.
He returned to the checkout counter and the cashier rang up his purchase. Police said the man paid with two singles.
When the cashier opened the drawer, the suspected robber lifted up his sweatshirt and displayed a semiautomatic handgun stuck into his waistband, police said. The handgun was described as black in color, with a yellow stripe down the back, reports said.
The robber told the cashier to “bring the drawer up slowly.” The cashier placed the drawer on the counter. The robber removed the money and placed it in his left hand.
Police said the robber then put the money into his left pants pocket. As he attempted to leave the store, he walked into another store employee.
The robber told the employee, “I have a gun, I have a gun,” reports said.
The employee backed away from the man as he exited the store. Police said the employee followed the robber outside, and saw him get into the passenger side of a gray vehicle. The vehicle was last seen fleeing northbound on Cicero.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic; 25 to 29 years old, with black hair and a “five o’clock shadow” beard. He was wearing a navy blue baseball cap with a Chicago Bears logo, gray quarter-zipper sweatshirt, black basketball shorts and white gym shoes.
Police said the robber got away with $908.