Walgreen worker pepper-sprayed in Libertyville drug theft
Updated: July 8, 2012 8:21AM
Police are looking for a man who stole Allegra from a Walgreens in Libertyville and, when he was confronted by an employee, he pepper-sprayed the worker who was treated and released from the hospital.
The incident at the store, 1470 S. Milwaukee Ave., occurred at 11 p.m. Wednesday. The male black suspect entered the store and went directly to the antihistamine aisle where he began stuffing boxes of the allergy drug Allegra into his jacket.
When a store employee approached him, he grabbed her by the arm and sprayed her in the face, then quickly left the store and got into a tan or light brown vehicle with Illinois license plates and fled the scene. It was last seen traveling northbound on Milwaukee Avenue from the area of Artaius Parkway and Gregg’s Parkway.
One witness told police the license plate may have started with the letter “A” and contained the numbers “2 and 7.” There were no other descriptions and no video of the vehicle was immediately available.
The offender was wearing a black baseball cap with a word arched on the front and a matching black denim jacket and pants with light-colored bands at the bottom of the chest pockets.
The employee who was sprayed was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, where she was treated and released.
Anyone with information about this case should contact the Libertyville Police Department at (847) 362-8310 and ask to speak with a detective.