Police Release Name of Winnetka Store Robbed Last Week

Creme de la Creme, at 903 Green Bay Rd., was the fourth retail store at which the lifeguard bandit attempted to steal cash in the past week.

Creme de la Creme was the most recent store robbed by the so-called lifeguard bandit, said Monday.


A man entered Creme de la Creme, located at 903 Green Bay Rd. in Hubbard Woods, on Saturday with a knife. He demanded cash from the store clerk, then left the gift store with $240. Police previously alerted the public to the robbery, but had not named the store until Monday.

Winnetka Deputy Chief of Police Joseph Pellus told Patch on Monday afternoon that the police are investigating the string of burglaries that occurred last week and also affected retail stores in Northfield, Glenview and Wilmette. Pellus said that the neighboring police departments are working together to find the individual.

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Police describe the offender as a white male in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt with "LIFE GUARD" in white letters, khaki shorts and flip flops. In addition, police said he is between 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with a slender build, a brown medium length buzz haircut and large, dark round-lens tortoise shell sunglasses.

Winnetka police ask that anyone with information please contact police at 847-501-6034.


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