Police: Oak Lawn gas station robbed by armed man
BY STEVE METSCH email@example.com October 2, 2013 2:06PM
A man armed with a handgun stole an undisclosed amount of money at 9 p.m. Tuesday from the Marathon gas station at 10718 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn police said Wednesday in a news release.
A cashier told police a man wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a black ski mask walked in, removed a handgun from his backpack, placed it on the counter, and said, “All right, Miss Lady, open the drawer.”
She took the drawer out of the cash register and the man grabbed all the money, police said. The cashier was not injured, police said.
The man fled the store and ran through the gangway north of the gas station, police said.
After viewing a surveillance tape, police said the man had waited in the gangway several minutes before he walked into the gas station.
Police said the man had a possible limp and “waddled” as he walked. A Cook County Sheriff’s department police dog was called in and tracked the trail to 107th Street and LaCrosse Avenue, police said.