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updated: 10/11/2012 12:15 PM

Lombard police seek armed robbery suspect

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Lombard police are searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of a currency exchange Thursday morning on Roosevelt Road.

At 8:47 a.m., a female employee had just unlocked West Suburban Currency Exchanges, Inc., when a partially masked black man displaying a black semiautomatic handgun forced her into the employee work area, authorities said.

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Police would not say how much money, if any, the man stole from the store at 425 E. Roosevelt Road.

The man, described as 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slender build wearing a gray zip-up hoodie with dark pants, then fled the shop west on foot carrying a black backpack.

The employee was injured when the man confronted her, but Lombard police Deputy Chief Pat Rollins said she refused medical treatment.

A few witnesses helped Lombard police build a description of the suspect, but Rollins is asking anyone who saw the offender before or after the robbery or knows his identity to contact investigators at (630) 873-4400.

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