Police believe the same man may be responsible for robbing a gas station in Des Plaines twice in two weeks. , police stated.
“We’re of some reasonable certainty it is the same individual from the incident a couple weeks ago,” said Randy Akin, investigations commander.
In both incidents, a man, with his face partially covered with what was described by witnesses as a mask or scarf, Akin said, demanded cash from the clerk at the register.
During the incident on Feb. 14, the man fled into Park Ridge, police stated, and Maine South High School and a daycare center were placed on soft lockdown.
Des Plaines police stated they are continuing to investigate both incidents at the Shell station.