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updated: 4/10/2013 11:17 AM

Glendale Heights cops hunt for armed robber

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Glendale Heights police are hunting for a gunman who robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store early Tuesday morning and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said the man entered the store at 1408 Bloomingdale Road at 2:44 a.m., displayed a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money. He appeared to flee south toward Armitage Avenue.

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Police said the suspect was described as white or Hispanic, around 22 to 25 years old and standing about 6 feet tall. They said he weighs about 190 pounds and was wearing a black ski mask and gloves, a "Southpole" brown hooded jacket with a white stripe down the sleaves and black jeans.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Detective Ron Kirstein at (630) 909-5455 or write him at

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