Currency Exchange Robbery on West Algonquin Road

Arlington Heights police responded just after 9:05 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an audible alarm that was also a confirmed robbery at a currency exchange in the 1700 block of West Algonquin Road. All details are unknown, but the employee fled the currency exchange to the safety of a nearby business after fighting off the offender. When police arrived, the currency exchange was locked and the victim was at the nearby business. A loud siren alarm was heard in the area.

The offender implied that he had a weapon. The offender is described as a male/black with dark skin and a shiny bald head. The offender is also described to be in his late 30’s or early 40’s, about 6’0″ to 6’2″ wearing a grayish-blue T-shirt, blue jeans, and with black spandex-type gloves. The offender was also wearing a light blue or gray baseball cap, and was carrying a white plastic bag.

An evidence technician and detectives responded to the scene with uniformed police officers. It is possible the offender was not able to get any proceeds from the robbery attempt.