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McHenry police investigating armed robbery at gas station

An unidentified man robbed a McHenry gas station at gunpoint overnight Wednesday. The suspect remains at large.
An unidentified man robbed a McHenry gas station at gunpoint overnight Wednesday. The suspect remains at large.

McHENRY — Police are searching for a man who reportedly pulled a gun on a McHenry gas station employee and demanded money and merchandise early Wednesday morning.

McHenry police officers responded about 2:38 a.m Wednesday to the Shell Gas Station, 3110 W. Elm St., McHenry, for the report of a robbery, according to a news release from the McHenry Police Department.

A man entered the building through the front door, approached an employee behind the front counter and displayed a handgun, police said. He then demanded an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise and ran from the store. No injuries resulted from the incident, and the man remained unidentified and at large as of Wednesday.

Police did not responded to calls seeking more information on the robbery or the suspect.

The man is described as 5 feet, 10 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with short brown hair and a thin build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded zip-up sweatshirt, a black bandana with white flower print concealing his face, glasses and gloves, police said.

The Criminal Investigation Division of the McHenry Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the division at 815-363-2599. Those wishing to pass along anonymous information are encouraged to call the McHenry Police Tip line at 815-363-2124.

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