Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 9:10 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017, to a report of an armed robbery at the Citgo Gas Station at 41082 North Route 83, Antioch Township.
A store employee and a business patron, were exiting the store for the night when they were approached by a male and a female. The male was armed with a baseball bat, and the female was armed with a pistol. Both of the victims were forced back into the gas station, while the two offenders stole their personal property and gas station business property.
Following the robbery the two offenders fled on foot. An alert Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy, who regularly patrols the area, recognized the description of the two offenders as being Holly C. Van Crey, 26, of the block of 1200 Main Street, Antioch, and Jason R. Haines, 31, also of the block of 1200 of Main Street, Antioch.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies made contact with Haines and Van Crey at their apartment. Proceeds of the armed robbery were observed inside their apartment by sheriff’s deputies. Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 Diesel and his partner also located proceeds of the robbery in a field near the offenders’ apartment.
Holly C. Van Crey and Jason R. Haines were arrested and charged with …
Armed Robbery (Class X Felony)
Aggravated Robbery (Class 1 Felony)
Burglary (Class 2 Felony), and
Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver (Class 3 Felony)
Holly C. Van Crey remains held at the Lake County Jail on $350,000.00 bail. Her next scheduled court date is January 2, 2018 at 1:30PM.
Jason R. Haines remains held at the Lake County Jail on $350,000.00 bail. His next scheduled court date is January 2, 2018 at 1:30PM.
If convicted of armed robbery, each could face a sentence up to 30 years in prison.
Sheriff Curran reminds the public that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Holly C. Van Crey, gas station armed robbery suspect.
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