Man uses wheelchair to rob Waukegan store

January 11, 2011 2:40:46 PM PST
Police in north suburban Waukegan are searching for a bandit who used a wheelchair as a ruse to rob a Plus Loan store.

On December 27, a man in a wheelchair sat outside the store waiting for help. A clerk went out and opened the front door for him, leaving the door to the office and counter area open. Once inside, the man jumped out of the wheelchair, ran to the secure area and pulled out a gun.

He took money from a drawer and a safe before running away and leaving the wheelchair at the scene.

Anyone with information should call Waukegan police.