A west suburban gas station was robbed Tuesday night and police say they believe the perpetrator is responsible for other armed robberies in the area.
Woodridge Police said a man entered a Shell station at 87th Street and Woodward Avenue around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday. Wearing a black Adidas hoodie pulled up to conceal his identity, the man allegedly walked around the employee counter, brandished a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money and cigarettes, according to a press release. He also took the clerk's purse, police said
The man then fled from the store on foot, heading west, police said. No injuries were reported. It was not immediately clear how much money or merchandise was stolen.
“Our suspect looks similar in description to occurrences in Willowbrook, Arlington Heights and Glenview,” Woodridge Police Sgt. Tom Stefanson said. Stefanson did not have exact dates and times for the other robberies but said that they all took place within the past three weeks.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the Woodridge Police detective unit at 630-719-4740 ext. 4733.