Man Approached by Gunman at Elmhurst Restaurant
Victim hands over $100; police set up a perimeter and search the area with dogs.
UPDATE 10:15 p.m. Saturday: Elmhurst police were not able to locate the suspect. They have given up their search.
UPDATE 9:45 p.m. Saturday: Elmhurst police searched the Superior Ambulance property, 395 W. Lake St., and the dog indicated the suspect jumped the fence and headed northbound.
EARLIER: A victim was approached by a man with a gun as he sat in his car near Elmhurst Family Restaurant, 441 W. Lake St., at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, according to reports coming over the police radio.
The victim said he was sitting in his car when a Hispanic man with a red shirt or bandana covering his face approached the car, showed him a handgun and ordered him to hand over all his money. The victim gave the man about $100 in cash, then headed to the Power Mart gas station, at 572 W. Lake St., to call police.
The gunman took off on foot in an unknown direction of travel. Police have notified Addison police. They have set up a perimeter and are using dogs to search for the gunman. Police said the victim "is pretty shaken up."
The gunman is described as Hispanic and in his 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, medium build with a thin mustache. He was wearing a black hoodie.