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FOX LAKE, Ill. (STMW) – Authorities are looking for help in solving two armed robberies in Fox Lake that took place in October at the BP Amoco and the Citgo gas station.

The Fox Lake Police Department and Lake County Crime Stoppers believe the two armed robberies are related because one suspect matched descriptions in both robberies.

The first robbery was Oct. 10 at the Amoco at 49 N. Route 12 and involved two suspects. One waited outside as a lookout while the other went inside and displayed a black semiautomatic handgun and ordered the clerk to put the money in a black-and-silver duffle bag.

Both men fled through Ray Chevrolet’s parking lot to Nippersink Boulevard. The first suspect was described as a white male about 5-feet 11-inches tall weighing about 180 pounds with a black- and-gray zip-up hoodie. The hoodie had horizontal stripes on the body area and vertical stripes on the hoodie part of the sweatshirt. He had a light-colored baseball cap and dark-colored bandanna covering his face. He had dark pants and white gym shoes.

The second suspect was a white male, 5-foot 8-inches tall weighing 160 pounds and wearing a black hoodie with white lettering across the chest. He wore a white baseball cap and a dark-colored bandanna over his face with blue jeans and black shoes.

The second armed robbery was Oct. 19 at the Citgo at 95 E. Grand Ave., and the description of the robber matches suspect No. 1 in the earlier robbery. The suspect entered the store and placed a cooler tote bag in the doorway to prop it open, displayed a black semiautomatic and made the clerk put the money into a white plastic bag. He fled south on South York Street, police said.

If anyone has information regarding this crime or any other felony crime or felony fugitive call Crime Stoppers at (847) 662-2222.

Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name.

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