For Immediate Release
December 31, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
Elmhurst Police Investigating Armed Robbery
Elmhurst Police are investigating a reported Armed Robbery that occurred at the Shell gas station located at 301 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL on December 31, 2019 at approximately 5:45 a.m. An employee was inside the store when three offenders entered wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks. One offender displayed a black handgun and pushed the employee into a back room. The two remaining offenders then stole currency from the cash register as well as a quantity of cigarette cartons from the store. The three offenders then exited the store and the employee was not injured.
Police officers searched the area, including utilizing a K-9 team. During the search, tire tracks in fresh snow were located in a rear alley leading onto Butterfield Road. At this time, the description of the suspect vehicle is unknown. Evidence technicians and detectives are canvassing the area for nearby security video cameras. The suspects are described as:
- A male black wearing black or dark gray hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, black gloves, and a black mask partially covering his face. The suspect was armed with a black handgun.
- A male black wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black gloves, and a black mask partially covering his face.
- A male black wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt, black gloves, and a black mask partially covering his face.
Anyone with video footage of the area or with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Elmhurst Police Department at 630-530-3050.
Chief Michael Ruth
Elmhurst Police Department