Shoplifter Wanted: Hit-and-Run Personal Injury at Lowes; Ran Over Store Employee


Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday to a hit-and-run personal injury case and retail theft case after a suspect driver and passenger fled the Lowes store, 990 West Algonquin Road and ran over an employee in the parking lot. The offending vehicle was described as a white, late 90’s GMC Jimmy or Chevy Blazer.

A female Asian or Hispanic driver apparently hit a 66-year-old Rolling Meadows man and a 31-year-old Elk Grove Village man in the parking lot. Both men are employees of Lowe’s. A witness followed the offending vehicle and reported that the driver and a male passenger switched positions in the vehicle — with the male last seen driving the offending vehicle.

The vehicle was last seen entering Route 53 from westbound Algonquin Road. No direction of travel on Route 53 was available.

The suspects fled with two DeWalt drills that were still in their yellow cases.

Further description of the suspects included the female as dark complected — Asian or Hispanic with dark hair wearing a hoodie sweatshirt; and the male was described as Hispanic 5’5″ 28 to 30-years-old, short hair/balding, wearing a white shirt and dark jacket.

Fire department rescue ambulances from Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows responded to the scene — two ambulances responded to the scene.

Arlington Heights police urge anyone with information to call (847) 368-5300.

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  1. I was there, she almost hit me and my plants. I knew it had to be something based on the furious rate of speed and the panicked look on her face.

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