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Police: Masked Man Robs 7-Eleven at Gunpoint

Gunman takes off with about $50 in cash from the register Friday after telling the store manager, 'give me all the money.'

A gunman with a white bandana covering his face robbed a 7-Eleven in the 7600 block of 159th Street early Friday morning, taking off with about $50 in cash from the register, according to a Tinley Park Police report.

The store manager told police he was sitting behind the counter at around 3:09 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and heard the door open, the report stated. The manager began walking toward the register when the man who walked in pointed a small gun at him and said, “give me all the money.”

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As he opened the cash register, the manager activated the silent, hold-up panic alarm, the report stated. The manager then gave the gunman about $25 in $1 bills and $25 in $5 bills, the report continued. Once he had the money, the suspect said, “I am not going to hurt you. Go into the bathroom and count to 10.”

The manager did as told, police said. When he came out, the manager told police he locked the front door and called 911. He did not see the gunman leave, nor did he see any vehicles parked in front of the store, according to the report.

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The manager described the assailant as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-3, with a heavy midsection, the report stated. The gunman was wearing a long-sleeved shirt, gloves, a hat and a white bandana across his mouth, the report continued.

Police units from Tinley Park, Orland Park and the Illinois State Police canvassed the area but found nothing, the report stated. An K-9 unit from the Orland Park Police Department also checked the area without success, police said.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Tinley Park Police Department at 708-444-5300.

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MagtheHag September 27, 2012 at 06:31 PM
i Just cannot understand why these businesses do not have security camera's on the buildings to protect the employees. I thought it became a town ordinance after the Lane Bryant murders. I agree this stuff is happening everywhere. You might find it safer in rural america but doubtful.
Bob Laird September 27, 2012 at 07:36 PM
bullit proof glass or a .357 would protect the employee, not a camera. A security cam would help find the jerk, but do nothing at the time.
Mom Oftwo September 27, 2012 at 08:59 PM
He set off the silent alarm, then afterward, still had to call 911. How long does a silent alarm take to answer?
John September 27, 2012 at 09:26 PM
A .357 would protect the employee? Are you kidding me? You watch too much tv. He would be dead before he could get his finger on the trigger. Clint Eastwood wouldn't even be able to make his day.
Harry Callahan September 28, 2012 at 12:54 AM
So what if it is,I'm tired of all the crap committed by minorities against my race,what are we supposed to do let it happen everyday,you might but not me and if you approve of it move back to Chicago .

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