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CVS and Mobil Gas Station Apparently Robbed by Same Pair in Buffalo Grove early Saturday

Sat January 28 2017 1:21 pm
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Buffalo Grove police responded to two armed robberies overnight Friday/Saturday — one robbery at the Mobil gas station on McHenry Road near Arlington Heights Road, and one robbery at the CVS Pharmacy on Dundee Road near Buffalo Grove Road.

Buffalo Grove police responded about 2:25 a.m. Saturday January 28, 2017 to the Mobil gas station at 1251 North McHenry Road to a report of an armed robbery.

Inside the Mobil gas station, two male suspects entered the store and ordered the clerk to empty the register. The two suspects took $50 and left the store, then left in an undescribed vehicle.

About 25 minutes later, matching suspects apparently traveled 3 miles to the CVS, and told the clerk to empty the register. The took $200. Initially it was thought they fled on foot, but later it was determined they fled in a vehicle, but the vehicle description is not available.

Buffalo Grove police responded about 3:50 AM Saturday to the armed robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 20 East Dundee Road Buffalo Grove, IL.

Offender #1 was described as a male/Hispanic 5’10” wearing a gray hoodie with a red shirt underneath, a black scarf over his face, and black shoes with white markings or white stripes.

Offender #2 was described as a male/Hispanic, in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a scarf, and untucked light-colored or white shirt under a black Chicago Bulls zippered hoodie with light-colored or white sleeves, shaggy or baggy blue jeans, and tan colored shoes.

Initially offenders were described as two male/Hispanics about 6’0″, one was wearing a gray hoodie and gray jeans.

The offenders implied a weapon, but no weapon was seen.

No injuries were reported related to the crimes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Buffalo Grove Police Department at 847-459-2560.

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Robbery suspects Buffalo Grove IllinoisTwo robbery supects early morning hours, Saturday January 28, 2017.

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Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.

The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.

The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.

Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.

Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.

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