Gurnee Cops Search For Mills Robbery Suspect

The offender punched, bit victim in a Gurnee Mills parking lot, police said

By Rosie Powers
|  Thursday, Jun 23, 2011  |  Updated 2:40 PM CDT
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A sketch of the offender linked to an armed robbery last week in Gurnee.

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Police continue to search for the suspect in an armed robbery last week in a Gurnee parking lot.

The victim of the robbery told police she was returning to her car near the Sears Grand store on Grand Avenue when a woman approached her and asked to use her cell phone.

After a short conversation, the woman asked for a ride and appeared in the passenger seat before the victim could answer, according to police.

The woman then announced the robbery, punched and bit the victim, and took her debit card out of her purse. She proceeded to flee the vehicle and ran toward the store, Gurnee police said.

Police received a call shortly after the incident around 4:57 p.m. June 18.

The woman is described as an African American woman between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 with short black hair and blondish-orange highlights.

The victim was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for a swollen forehead and a bite to the hand.

Police have yet to find the offender.

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