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Two men in their early 60s allegedly robbed a Frankfort Township gas station of cash and cigarettes the early morning of June 4.
Police were called at 3:12 a.m. to the Speedway at 7218 W. Lincoln Highway in response to the robbery, according to a press release issued by the Will County Sheriff’s Office.
A store clerk told deputies she observed two men enter the store. One of the men — described as black, wearing a black hat, black coat, jeans and a button-up denim shirt — began walking around the store, according to police. The other — described as black, wearing a black hat and a black jumpsuit with white stripes down the arms and legs — went into the washroom, police said.
The man walking around the store went to the counter to purchase cigars, and the other man moved behind the counter and placed a screwdriver at the back of the employee, police said. The men told the clerk to lay on the floor, and they robbed the store of $585.00 in cash and 40 packs of cigarettes valued at $315.60, according to Deputy Chief Dan Jungles.
The employee was then ordered to the rear of the store, and the two men left in a white SUV, possibly was a Cadillac Escalade, police said. They fled eastbound on Lincoln Highway, according to Will County Sheriff's Police spokesperson Kathy Hoffmeyer.
The employee reportedly was not injured. Video surveillance is being reviewed, according to police, but no images were immediately made available.
Anyone with more information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office’s none-emergency number, (815) 727-8575.
Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the correct time.
Updated to include amount of money taken, as well as amount and value of cigarettes.