Peoria, IL – Armed Robbery at Local Business, Suspect At-Large

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Peoria, IL – In a brazen daylight robbery, the Peoria Police Department responded to an armed robbery at a business located in the 500 block of Spring Street, Peoria, IL, on Monday, April 8, 2024, around 12:36 p.m. 

According to the Peoria Police, a male suspect brandished a handgun inside the store, demanded money from a customer, and subsequently fled the scene on foot. The incident, shockingly occurring in broad daylight, left employees and customers unharmed but shaken.

Officers swiftly arrived at the scene, gathering testimonies from witnesses, including an employee who encountered the armed individual. 

Despite an immediate search in the surrounding area, the police were unable to locate the suspect, leading to an ongoing investigation without suspect information available at this time.

The Peoria Police Department urges anyone with information about this crime or other violent activities to come forward. Witnesses can contact the Peoria Police at (309) 673-4521, use tip411 for anonymous tips, or reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000. The community’s cooperation is crucial in apprehending those responsible and ensuring the safety of Peoria’s residents.

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