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Posted on: January 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 1/28/23 Armed Robbery/Knife

(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, January 28, 2023, at approximately 6:28 p.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 900 block of S. Western in reference to an Armed Robbery at a business.
When officers arrived, they located a witness who told police that a male subject entered the store and pretended to shop. The witness also told police that the subject followed an employee to the back of the store and threatened the employee with a knife. The subject then followed the store employee to the register where he took an 
undisclosed amount of currency. The suspect then fled the store heading WB across Western. No one was injured.
With the assistance of an Illinois State Police K-9, officers conducted a search of the area for the suspect with negative results.
This incident is under investigation. There is currently no suspect information.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.

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