Shots Fired Call Becomes Pistol Whip Robbery Case on Forest Ave Near Round Lake

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Unincorporated Round Lake Robbery

Forest Avenue and Fairfield Road near RoundLake (Image capture May 2012 ©2022 Google)
Forest Avenue and Fairfield Road near RoundLake (Image capture May 2012 ©2022 Google).

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, October 23, 2022 to a report of a robbery at a residence in the block of 24500 West Forest Avenue in unincorporated Round Lake. Initially there was also a report that shots were fired.

Preliminary investigation shows that following a party at a residence, a 23-year-old man of Round Lake and a 20-year-old man of Round Lake Beach, exited the residence. They were approached by a man who had a pistol, but no description was initially available. The offender with the gun robbed both victims and struck both in the head with the pistol. Both victims sustained serious injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Early in the response to the incident there were reports that suspects fled from the police arriving for the shots fired call. Then there was a report of a crash nearby involving fleeing suspects.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, police investigators did not initially confirm whether shots were fired during the robbery. The incident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.



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