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Police Reports

Postal worker tackles would-be robber in LaFox

Police searching for suspect with K-9 units

H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
Crystal Lake police crusier on Monday, March 30, 2015.
H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com Crystal Lake police crusier on Monday, March 30, 2015.

LA FOX – A U.S. Postal Service employee at the LaFox post office tackled a would-be armed robber who brandished a semi-automatic handgun, before he could get any money, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release.

Deputies were called at 10:09 a.m. to a robbery at the LaFox Post Office, 1N279 LaFox Road, in LaFox, the release stated.

According to the initial investigation, a man of unknown race, described as 5-foot-9-inches tall, 220 pounds, dressed in all black with a black zip-up sweatshirt with ski mask and gray gloves entered the post office and confronted an employee demanding money. 

Instead, she tackled would-be robber, and he fled on foot from the building in an unknown direction, the release stated. She was not injured.

Deputies were called approximately 15 minutes after the incident took place.

Sheriff’s deputies and K-9 units are checking the area but have not located the suspect.

According to an email from Lt. Pat Gengler, the postal employee was alone in the post office and there were no customers. There was no explanation as to why it took so long for her to call 911, according to the email.

Deputies are working with US Postal Inspectors in this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact detectives at 630-444-1103.

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