Illinois (Sarah Sutschek-The Northwest Herald) – McHenry Police are no longer looking for suspects in the Sunday armed robbery of the 7-Eleven – because the whole thing was a fake.
Two McHenry men have been charged, including the cashier who was in on the plot, said Deputy Chief Dan Kreassig.
Jamie Lee Lima (right), 28, of 3305 Cornell Court, and Dequan J. Feazell (left), 25, of 5201 Home Ave., were both charged with theft under $300 and conspiracy to commit theft under $300. The charges are Class A misdemeanors, typically punishable by a $2,500 fine and up to one year in jail.
Feazell was working at the 7-Eleven, 3808 W. Elm Street, at the time of the incident about 1 a.m. Sunday. He knew Lima, with whom he had spoken previously and set up the staged robbery, Kreassig said.
Lima allegedly walked into the convenience store and brandished a small knife before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and lottery tickets.
No customers were in the store at the time and there were no injuries.
Surveillance cameras caught the incident on tape. Several things did not add up, such as the fact that the police were not immediately contacted and that there appeared to be some conversation between the “robber” and Feazell, Kreassig said.
Lima was somewhat evasive, but both men eventually admitted their roles, Kreassig said. Both the money and the lottery tickets were recovered.
The next scheduled court date for both men is Dec. 19.
Court records show that Feazell has previous convictions for resisting a police officer, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and forgery.