Man in wrestling mask holds up Mobil store

By on February 3, 2012

Feb. 9, 2012 Correction: On page 6A in the Feb. 2 edition of the Elburn Herald, a story’s headline says an individual robbed a local store while wearing a ski mask, while the story said he was wearing a wrestling mask. According to the Elburn Police Department, the individual was wearing a wrestling mask.
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by Lynn Meredith
ELBURN—A white male dressed in a black wrestling mask with a white and yellow design on the face held up the Mobil gas station at 213 S. Main St. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 9 p.m.

In a report furnished by the Elburn police, an unarmed man approached the counter and demanded the clerk give him a carton of cigarettes. When the clerk refused, the suspect demanded all the money in the cash drawer. The clerk again refused and instead offered him a pack of Newports to go away. The man left with the pack of cigarettes, saying he would pay for them the next day. He headed south out of the store on foot.

Elburn police officers responded to the hold-up alarm and began a search of the area and the out-going Metra train but did not find the suspect. They interviewed the clerk and watched the robbery on the store video.

According to the police report, the clerk stated that at no time did the suspect state, imply or show any weapon. Neither did the suspect threaten the clerk.

The man was dressed in a black ski mask, a brown Carhartt-type jacket, black pants and black boots.

An investigation is pending.