VERNON HILLS, Ill. (CBS) — Two robbers are on the loose in Vernon Hills, after they held up a Home Depot in the northern suburb.
Around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, two masked men entered the Home Depot in the Market Place Shopping Center, 493 N. Milwaukee Ave., with the intention of robbing the store, police said.READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
All the employees fled the store, and it is not known if the robbers took anything. But they got away.READ MORE: The United Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site: An Inside Look
The store was closed for part of the morning Tuesday, and police scoured the area for the robbers for several hours into the morning.
The robbers are only described as men – one of them 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, the other shorter. No further description has been released.MORE NEWS: ONLY ON 2: Woman Says She Feared For Her Life When Man Hurled Racist Slurs, Spit At Her In Road Rage Incident In Alsip Cemetery
The robbers remained on the loose as of the latest report Tuesday.