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Crime & Courts

Suspect in Creston armed robbery at large

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This photo taken from surveillance video shows the suspect in an armed robbery Sunday morning at Casey's General Store in Creston. The Ogle County sheriff's office would not say how much money was taken, and the store cashier was not injured.
Provided photo This photo taken from surveillance video shows the suspect in an armed robbery Sunday morning at Casey's General Store in Creston. The Ogle County sheriff's office would not say how much money was taken, and the store cashier was not injured.

CRESTON – The Ogle County sheriff’s office continued Tuesday to investigate an armed robbery at a convenience store early Sunday.

The sheriff’s office said the robbery occurred at 4:30 a.m. at the Casey’s General Store at 204 E. Route 38 in Creston. The suspect, wearing a white surgical mask, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the store employee, police were told. It is believed the suspect left the store on foot. The sheriff’s office would not disclose how much money was taken.

The store cashier was not injured.

The robber was described as a male, probably Caucasian, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall with an average build. He was wearing dark-colored pants, a dark-green fleece jacket, a gray T-shirt, and black stocking hat. He also might have been wearing bedroom slippers.

Surveillance video of the suspect was released by the sheriff’s office. Anyone with information about the robbery can call the Ogle County sheriff’s office at 815-732-6666 or Ogle-Lee County Crime Stoppers at 888-228-4488.

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