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Pictured are several video surveillance images released by the Will County Sheriff's Office of individuals reportedly involved in armed robberies Dec. 20 and Dec. 24 at a Frankfort Township Speedway gas station. Photos submitted
Nuria Mathog, Editor
3:38 pm CST December 24, 2019

The Will County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects linked to two recent reported armed robberies at the Frankfort Township Speedway gas station at 7218 Lincoln Highway. 

According to a Dec. 24 news release from the Will County Sheriff’s Office, two offenders were involved in the first incident, which took place around 5:40 a.m. that same day, and three offenders were involved in an earlier incident at around 4:30 a.m. Dec. 20. Police say initial reports suggest these individuals were the same in both robberies and have also been involved in recent robberies in other areas of Will County. 

The individuals in both incidents are described as male, black, mostly unidentifiable, armed with handguns and dressed in dark clothing, ski masks and gloves. In both of the robberies, police say, the men entered the store and ordered gas station employees and a customer to the ground at gunpoint. The employees were then ordered to go to the back room while the men reportedly loaded Newport cigarette cartons into garbage bags and took currency from the cash register. 

Police have identified vehicles used in recent robberies in the area as a white Kia Optima or white Jeep Grand Cherokee, and both vehicles have reportedly been spotted on video surveillance with black garbage bags covering the registration plates.

Members of the public with more information are asked to contact the Will County Sheriff’’s Office Investigations Division at (815) 727-8574 or by visiting Callers can remain anonymous, and a cash reward is available for tips that lead to the men’s arrest and conviction. 

Police are also asking the public to immediately dial 911 if they see a vehicle in eastern Will County with its license plate covered by black garbage bags or another obstruction.