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Man Arrested After Vernon Hills Robbery, 19-Mile Police Chase That Ended in Des Plaines

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A 35-year-old Elk Grove Village man was charged with robbing a gas station store and aggravated fleeing a police officer Friday March 2, 2018 following a police pursuit that ended with the suspect’s capture in Des Plaines. The police pursuit was intermittently terminated for safety reasons, but police were able to either follow at a safe distance or re-connect with the suspect and resume following him. The suspect was also cited for numerous traffic violations.

Vernon Hills police responded about 5:05 p.m. on Friday March 2, 2018 to a report of a robbery at the Peacock Market Place and Car Wash at 860 South Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills, according to Vernon Hills police.

An employee told police officers that the robber put his hand in his pocket, implying he had a weapon, before demanding money and cigarettes, police said. The employee handed over a plastic bag filled with cash, and the robber fled.

Police determined the robber fled in a white box truck. A Vernon Hills police officer spotted a truck matching the description heading westbound on Route 45 near Woodlands Parkway and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver of the box truck failed to stop, and a chase began southbound on Route 83 and southbound on Arlington Heights Road. For safety reasons, the pursuit was terminated in Arlington Heights near Arlington Heights Road and Hintz Road. The box truck was last seen heading southbound on Arlington Heights Road south of Hintz Road.


Police Pursuit of White Box Truck from Vernon Hills to Mt Prospect, Des Plaines Area


Prospect Heights police spotted the box truck near Palatine Road and Schoenbeck Road and initially followed the truck without initiating a pursuit. Prospect Heights police followed the truck into Arlington Heights, where Arlington Heights police and the Illinois State Police joined the pursuit with safe observation of the truck’s route. The suspect drove on Euclid Avenue and side streets in Arlington Heights, then drove eastbound on Northwest Highway, west on Central Road, south on Busse Road, and eastbound on Golf Road. He was eventually captured after a short foot pursuit on Beau Drive, just southeast of Elmhurst Road and Thacker Street in Des Plaines.

About 5:50 p.m. Friday, Vernon Hills officers were notified that the suspect, Christopher J. Gordon, had been taken into custody in Des Plaines by other police agencies.

A plastic bag containing cash was found near Christopher Gordon when he was taken into custody in the Des Plaines residential neighborhood where the foot pursuit occurred. He was not found with possession of a weapon.

Christopher J. Gordon, of Elk Grove Village, was charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, theft, aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer, improper lane usage, disregarding a traffic control light (x2), and speeding.

Christopher J. Gordon is being held at the Lake County Jail on $150,000 bond awaiting a Lake County court date on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

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