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Suspect Charged in Robbery Investigation

Post Date:11/13/2017 1:27 PM



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2017


CONTACT: Deputy Chief Derek Hyrkas

                     100 West Woodstock Street

                     Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014

                     (815) 356-3767


Suspect Charged in Robbery Investigation

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, at approximately 3:05 p.m., Crystal Lake Police were dispatched to Dalzell Jewelers, located at 41 N. Williams Street, for a reported robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers learned one male suspect entered the store and requested to view high end watches and diamond jewelry. As the employee placed two trays containing various diamond jewelry on the glass display case, the suspect grabbed both trays and fled the scene on foot. The suspect was pursued by the employee who attempted to stop the suspect.  The suspect struck the employee with his hand during the employee’s attempt to stop him. The suspect continued on foot before entering an occupied vehicle staged nearby. The suspect and driver fled with approximately $35,000 in jewelry. The employee sustained a minor injury that did not require medical attention.

Evidence technicians processed the scene while Crystal Lake detectives began their investigation.  As a result of their efforts, spanning three weeks,  a suspect was developed.  The case was reviewed with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office who approved the below charges. On November 9, 2017, an arrest warrant was subsequently obtained for:

Cordall A. Robinson* (19) of 4019 22nd Avenue, Cedar Rapids, IA  

  • Retail Theft, 720 ILCS 5/16-25(a)(1), Class 3 Felony
  • Aggravated Battery Public Way, 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05(c), Class 3 Felony

Bond is set at $20,000. The US Marshall’s Service and authorities in Iowa have been notified regarding the warrant obtained. Our investigation continues as we attempt to identify the driver of vehicle.  We encourage anyone who may have information relating to this investigation to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-762-STOP (7867). Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of any individual.  In addition, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411).  Normal text messaging rates do apply.   

*All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless found guilty in a court of law




 Cordall Robinson

 Cordall Robinson*

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