Flossmoor Police are searching for an armed man who robbed a Flossmoor resident at gunpoint yesterday as he was returning from work, said Flossmoor Deputy Police Chief Mike Pulec.
The robbery occurred around 6:50 p.m. on the 1600 block of Princeton Road, according to the report. Police say the robber approached the resident as he was entering his garage and demanded his wallet while brandishing a handgun. The man gave over his wallet and the robber fled eastbound, the report said.
Police enlisted the help of a canine unit to search for the armed robber last night, but Pulec said there were no results.
"We're still trying to locate a suspect," Pulec said. "The search is ongoing."
Police are describing the thief as a black man in his late teens to early 20s, six-feet-tall and approximately 150 lbs. The man is slim in build, clean shaven and he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt at the time of the robbery, according to the report.
Dep. Chief Pulec advises residents to be aware of their surroundings when entering and exiting their homes. He also suggests use of adequate outdoor lighting, especially now that nightfall comes earlier in the day.