Armed Robbery Near Strip Mall, Barrington Lakes Apartments on Hassell Rd, Hoffman Estates


Hoffman Estates police officers responded about 10:51 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2024 to a report of an armed robbery in the block of 2300 Hassel Road in Hoffman Estates.

Police received a report that a masked man armed with a gun took a victim’s purse near the property of the strip mall just west of Barrington Lakes Apartments property.

The offender was last seen running east from the scene toward Barrington Lakes Apartments.

Six schools in Hoffman Estates were placed on lockdown beginning late Wednesday morning during a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) operation as police searched for the armed suspect wanted for investigation of an armed robbery.

Hoffman Estates High School was placed on soft lockdown, which was lifted later on Wednesday

Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 also sent out an alert to its school communities at Eisenhower, MacArthur, Muir, Churchill and Lincoln Prairie schools that the schools were kept secure during the police search.

The robbery is under investigation, and initially no arrests were made, according to the Hoffman Estates Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is urged to contact Detective Marc Shaw at [email protected] or 847-781-2849.



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