New Year’s Day Cell Phone Store Robbery in Waukegan

A cell phone store, Boost Mobile at 1330 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan was robbed at gun point on New Year’s Day.

Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip said that a store employee reported that a man entered the store at about 6 p.m. Jan. 1 and displayed a handgun demanding money. The man then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The employee said he could not be sure if the robber was black or Hispanic. The robber was reportedly wearing a black ski mask.

Just last week, Dec. 27, the Metro PCS cell phone store was robbed at gunpoint by two men who are still at large.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Waukegan Police Tip-Line at 847.360.9001.

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