Person in custody after armed robber takes phones and cash from Boost Mobile store in Waukegan

An armed robbery took place Friday morning at this Boost Mobile store located at 2001 Washington Street in Waukegan. | Photo: Google Street View

No one is in custody after a man armed with a handgun robbed a Boost Mobile store in Waukegan on Friday morning.

The incident happened around 10:50 a.m. Friday at Boost Mobile, 2001 Washington Street, Waukegan.

Waukegan Deputy Chief of Police Joe Florip told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the suspect is a Hispanic male described as 5-foot-10 with a slim build.

According to an alert from the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) broadcast to area police departments, the man was wearing a black hat, blue mask, black jacket, pants black and black and white shoes.

The man showed a firearm during the robbery and allegedly took mobile phones and an unknown amount of cash, according to the alert.

He was last seen fleeing the scene heading south on Wisconsin Avenue on foot and reportedly got into an older-model white sedan, the alert added.

Florip said no one was in custody and police weren’t releasing exactly what was taken in the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department tip line at 847-360-9001.

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