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Naperville police investigate convenience store armed robbery

Naperville police are looking for an armed robber who robbed a convenience store in the 1400 block of E. Chicago Avenue on Saturday.

What happened

The crime took place around 3:55 a.m. The suspect entered the store displaying a handgun. He took cash and cigarettes from the business and then left on foot, heading south, according to a news release from the Naperville Police Department (NPD). Officers were unable to locate him once they arrived.

The clerk was not injured in the incident.

The suspect

The NDP described the suspect as a black male in his early 20s. They say he is thin and wore a mask, a dark hoodie and light shoes. He was carrying a dark colored backpack and a handgun.

The public is urged to contact the NDP for any information about the crime, by calling 630-420-6666 and asking to speak to investigators.

Reporting by Kim Pirc of Naperville News 17.

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