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updated: 4/10/2013 11:17 AM

Glendale Heights cops hunt for armed robber

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Daily Herald report

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.

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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