Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Crime & Courts

Sycamore gas station robbed at gunpoint

Police search for man who brandished a gun inside BP station and fled with cash

Genoa Police Chief Robert Smith (center) and Kane, a Genoa police dog, search for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at the BP gas station Wednesday at 1615 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. The dog caught a scent but was not able to find the suspect, police said.
Genoa Police Chief Robert Smith (center) and Kane, a Genoa police dog, search for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at the BP gas station Wednesday at 1615 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. The dog caught a scent but was not able to find the suspect, police said.

SYCAMORE – Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened about 4 p.m. Wednesday at the BP gas station at 1615 DeKalb Ave.

The station temporarily was closed, customers were sent away and the parking lot was taped off while police searched for a man in his mid-30s wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black baseball hat. He was wearing sunglasses at the time of the robbery, police said.

Sycamore police Cmdr. Michael Anderson said police would review surveillance video in the hopes of getting a more detailed physical description of the robber.

The suspect brandished a weapon at the clerk, Anderson said, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“There was no real threat to the clerk,” Anderson said.

The suspect went behind the gas station after leaving the store, and officers canvassed the homes behind and nearby businesses, while a Genoa police K-9 unit and DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies helped in the search. The dog briefly picked up a track, but it didn’t lead anywhere, Anderson said.

Anderson said police also would be searching the neighborhood behind the station, which is bounded by Coltonville Road and Electric Park Drive.

Anderson said anyone with information about the crime should call the Sycamore Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272.

Loading more