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Raspy-Voiced Robber Sticks Up Oak Lawn Gas Station

Man's face was concealed by a ski mask, asked for money in "raspy voice," witness tells cops.


An armed robber held up an Oak Lawn gas station Wednesday evening and fled with approximately $300 cash.

Oak Lawn police were dispatched to the Speedway station at 9800 S. Cicero Ave. at 10:51 p.m., when an employee called 911 after the robber left.

The employee was cleaning when a male black wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, ski mask and gloves, holding a small black revolver entered the store and demanded money.

According to the employee, the robber had a deep raspy voice. The employee walked back behind the counter and opened the register, putting approximately $300 into a plastic gray Speedway bag.

After the employee handed the robber the bag, he told the employee to go sit in the back room and wait.

Police said the employee heard the robber leave the store but did not see which way he went.

The robbery remains under investigation.


Dave June 13, 2014 at 04:04 PM
so he was wearing a mask and gloves ,how do we know he was black ? was he eating watermellon
RALPH MALPH June 18, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Did not know ski mask fits eyes perfect that you cant tell if they are white or black.
Dr G June 18, 2014 at 04:36 PM
More trash in Oak Lawn than Chicago
RALPH MALPH June 18, 2014 at 10:49 PM
Dr g . Come on , not in Oak Lawn . Yes , I understand , robberies are up . Banks , gas stations , small convenient stores , no big deal , it has always been like that . Right ? It's not like any different types are moving in through sec 8 housing , or low life losers from the gangbangen tough guys with guns who find It easier to come and rob the unsuspecting , older white person in the neighborhood of the so called CANDY LAND . EASY PREY , for you that don't understand , are blind and believe I am racist . Wake up dummies !
M- June 19, 2014 at 08:15 PM
People can keep repeating, "its happening everywhere, its happening everywhere"... Truth is, it might be but nowhere near the rate we see in this doomed area. Wish I would have read the local patch and sought after the Facebook groups that talk about the real issues before we bought a house in the area. None of my previous suburbs have a " neighborhood watch" group - guess we just got lucky with Oak Lawn (ashamed to tell people I am from this town).

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