A man wearing a ski mask and toting a semi-automatic weapon tried to hold up the LaFox Post Office this morning (Thursday, May 2, 2019) but was foiled when he was tackled by a female employee, a Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release said.
According to the release, Kane County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at around 10:09 a.m. to a robbery at the post office located at 1N279 LaFox Road.
The initial investigation indicates that a man wearing a ski mask entered the post office and confronted a female postal employee, brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and demanding money.
The employee told deputies she tackled the subject before he was able to get any money. She said the man then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
The subject is described as a male of unknown race, 5 feet, 9-inches tall, 220 pounds, dressed in black with a black, zip-up sweatshirt and wearing gray gloves.
Sheriff’s deputies and K9 units are checking the area but have not located the suspect, the news release said.
The incident itself took place about 15 minutes before police were called. The female employee did not sustain any injuries as a result of tackling the subject.
KCSO is working with U.S. postal inspectors in this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact detectives at 630-444-1103.
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release