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Shoplifter Pointed Gun At Walmart Employees In Niles: Police

August 12, 2019 - 12:28 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man pointed a gun at Walmart employees while robbing the store in Niles, according to police. 

At 7:41 p.m., officers responded to the store, 5630 W. Touhy Ave., after receiving a report of a man with a gun, according to Niles police.

Employees approached a man and woman suspected of theft and tried to recover the stolen merchandise, police said. The man pointed a silver-colored gun at the employees and ran away with the woman.

The suspects are described as a man and woman between the ages of 25 and 35, police said. The man was wearing an orange baseball hat, white T-shirt and black athletic style shorts. The woman was wearing a black sweatshirt, jeans and sandals.

The incident appears to be isolated, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niles Police Department Detective Bureau at 847-588-6570.

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