Business robbed by single armed suspect, police say

By WEEK Reporter

Business robbed by single armed suspect, police say

December 6, 2012 Updated Dec 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Police are investigating the armed robbery of Airtec Cellular, 841 W. Main Street, that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities spoke the lone employee that was at the business during the robbery. The employee said that he was helping a customer at approximately 4:15 p.m. when a black male came into the business wielding a handgun.

The employee said that the suspect threatened to shoot him if he did not get the money from the registers. The employee gave the suspect the money and the suspect fled northbound from the business.

Police say that security footage showed the suspect as being 5'08" to 5'10", wearing a brown coat with a dark colored hooded sweatshirt underneath, a dark colored bandanna covering his face, dark colored pants and tan boots.

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