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Sheriff's department investigating armed robbery at Downs gas station

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DOWNS — The McLean County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man in connection with an armed robbery at the Mobil gas station in Downs.

In a statement released Wednesday, the department said officers were called around 10 p.m. Sunday to the station near Interstate 74 and were told a Hispanic man, between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build, fled the scene after the robbery in a late 1990s or early 2000s white Ford Explorer.

There were no injuries in the incident. It is not known if there is any connection to a recent string of unsolved armed robberies in the Twin Cities.

The department released images of the Downs robbery in an attempt to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact sheriff's department detectives at 309-888-5049.

Photos: 2018-19 McLean County jail mugshots

Contact Kevin Barlow at (309) 820-3238. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_barlow


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