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Des Plaines check cashing business robbed

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An armed robber at a Des Plaines check cashing business forced two employees to hide under desks while forcing a third to open three cash drawers, Des Plaines police said.

The man, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, stole between $800 and $1,000 from Check Into Cash, 781 W. Golf Road, around 11:55 a.m. Dec. 24.

The robber fled eastbound on foot. He was described as a black male, 30 years old, 5-foot-8, 200 pounds, medium build. He was wearing a black leather jacket, faded blue jeans, black shoes, a black ski mask and baseball-type batting gloves.

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