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Armed robbers caught after running into police station and hiding behind vending machine

By Mason White 5:46 PM September 14, 2017
Rickenbacker (L), Prince (C), and Hill (R)
Rickenbacker (L), Prince (C), and Hill (R)
By: Tanya Clark

A group of armed robbers who tried to get away from police, ran into a police station in order to hide from officers, according to police in Illinois.

Lake Bluff police said that they have arrested 24-year-old Eddie K. Hill, 21-year-old Cordell C. Prince, and 22-year-old Aries A. Rickenbacker, after being accused of robbing a Verizon store.

All suspects have been charged with armed robbery, armed violence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful restraint.

They were booked into the Lake County Jail, and bail has been set at $500,000 for Hill and Prince, while Rickenbacker has been ordered held on $750,000 bail.

If convicted, the suspects face up to 30 years in prison each.

According to the police investigation, the three robbers stormed into the Verizon store located at 235 S. Waukegan Road, at about 4:00 p.m., on Friday.

They tied up the employees and ordered them to the back of the store.

The suspects then stole phones and fled in a car.

The employees managed to escape and called the police.

Police officers spotted the suspects’ car and followed them.

The robbers led police on a high-speed chase before crashing the car.

The suspects then fled on foot.

They ran into the Highland Park Police Department parking lot, where one of the suspects was taken into custody.

The two other suspects ran into the police station lobby, where they hid behind a vending machine until they were caught.