Woman hit with gun in attempted armed robbery

By Beau Ebenezer

March 2, 2013 Updated Mar 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM CDT

PEORIA Ill -- Police responded to a call at about 3 a.m. of an attempted robbery on the 1900 block of West Malone Street.

Authorities say an armed suspect struck a woman in the head with a gun after demanding to give him all of her belongings.

Police say the woman's boyfriend then intervened, causing a scuffle and the suspect to flee the scene.

The couple suffered minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a six-foot-tall black male, with a slim build and a goatee, dressed in all black.

If you have any information, notify police or call crime stoppers at 673-9000.

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