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updated: 5/21/2012 3:21 PM

Armed man robs Streamwood gas station

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A young man armed with a rifle robbed a Streamwood gas station of $154.68 in cash and merchandise just after 1 a.m. Sunday.

An employee of the Mobil station at 2 S. Sutton Road reported that he was counting cigarettes when the robber entered, pointed the rifle at him and demanded cigarettes and the contents of both of the business' cash registers.

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The robber was described as a white male with brown hair, approximately 17 to 18 years old, 5 feet 9 inches or 5 feet 10 inches tall, and about 150 pounds. He was wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood up, black pants and a red scarf or bandanna over his face.

The robber was observed running northwest after leaving the gas station. A police dog picked up two diverging tracks. The first headed west into a lightly wooded area before turning south between two houses onto Trail Ridge Court. The second track continued west through the wooded area, across a small field and along a back fence line of Timber Trail Court.

Investigators conducted a canvass of the area, but a suspect was not located.

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