Man picks up Rice Krispies Treat, robs Walgreens

January 11, 2011 2:18:41 PM PST
Sheriff's police are investigating a north suburban Knollwood robbery where a man picked up a snack then robbed the cashier at knifepoint.

On Sunday around 8:30 a.m., the Lake County Sheriff's Office responded to an armed robbery at the Knollwood Walgreens at 12700 Rockland Road.

The cashier reported that a man entered the store, picked up a Rice Krispies Treat, placed the treat on the cashier's counter and held out a 3-inch pocket knife.

The robber told the cashier that he did not want to hurt her and that he only wanted the money. The cashier opened the cash drawer, and the offender took $229. The man then fled on foot westbound from the store. Investigators say they believe the suspect got into a vehicle.

The robber is described as being between 25 and 30 years old and either white or Hispanic, approximately 5'8" and weighing approximately 150 to 160 lbs. He was wearing a bright red winter jacket, black knit skull cap, blue jeans and what appeared to be black dress shoes, police say. The suspect also had a thick, black, bushy mustache. The suspect did not speak with an accent, police say.

Investigators believe the suspect may have fled in a blue or gray, older model four-door passenger car.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Lake County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 847 377 4250.