Robbery Suspect Shot Sunday Identified as Justin Greenenwald

The man who attempted to rob a Wauconda liquor store Sunday has been identified as Justin Greenenwald, 30, of Ingleside. A clerk at the Kwick Shop in Lake County shot Greenenwald four times when he showed what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money.

Greenenwald served two-and-half years for a 2011 robbery. He was paroled early last August on his nine-year sentence on that robbery. Greenenwald also had several prior arrests for theft, burglary, and violating a protective order. Greenenwald’s mother testified on his behalf that he had a history of drug abuse.

During the attempted robbery Sunday, the store clerk managed picked up a hidden gun and shot Greenenwald. According to Lake County coroner Thomas Rudd, Greenenwald was shot in the upper chest, both hips, and his left thigh. A preliminary toxicology report came back positive for substances yet to be determined.

Police say Greenenwald wore a mask during the robbery, but didn’t carry any identification. They also say the shooting appears to self-defense but are continuing their investigation.


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