Will County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an armed robbery in progress yesterday morning, 8/18/19, around 4:33am. Deputies arrived at the Knights Inn/River Road Truck Stop, 24007 W. Lorenzo Road in Wilmington Township and spoke with a male attendant who stated that he was just robbed by a masked gunman.
The employee stated that around 4:30am, a man wearing a dark colored sweatshirt with a blue ski mask and gloves on came into the store and told him to open the cash register. The offender then lifted up his sweatshirt to display a handgun in his waistband. The employee placed the cash into a store plastic bag and handed it to the offender. The offender then exited the store.
Sheriff’s deputies, along with police from Wilmington, Braidwood, and Elwood canvassed the area and set up a perimeter. Around 4:40am, a Wilmington police officer and a Sheriff’s deputy observed a white male hiding in the bushes in a nearby heavily wooded area. The man, identified as Corey Ingram, age 27, of 2561 Stellon Street in Diamond was taken into custody. Ingram made a statement incriminating himself and was found with a plastic store bag containing USC, gloves, a pink/blue mask, and a loaded handgun.
About 5:30am, police located an unoccupied GMC 3500 pickup truck backed into the nearby wooded area. Deputies found that the truck belonged to Ingram. A loaded handgun was located inside.
Ingram was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm, armed robbery, and possessing a firearm with no FOID card. He is scheduled to be in bond court this afternoon.