Man wanted in Grayslake crime spree in custody


ELGIN, Ill. — Police in Elgin have arrested a man wanted for a crime spree in the northern Lake and Cook County areas.

Eric Gatlin, 43, was taken into custody in Elgin Wednesday night after he attempted to flee in a vehicle, crashed and then took off on foot. Police set up a perimeter and eventually caught Gatlin.

He was wanted for the theft of a white Ford transit van from the Goodwill store in Round Lake Beach on Monday. Gatlin is also suspected of an armed robbery at a Portillo’s restaurant in Gurnee.

Two schools in Grayslake were briefly placed on a soft lockdown Monday after the reported theft.

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