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updated: 6/9/2014 4:18 PM

Downers Grove cops hunting armed robber

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Daily Herald report

Downers Grove police are hunting for an armed robber who stole purses from two women as they sat in their vehicle early Monday morning in the north parking lot of McCollum Park at 6801 S. Main St.

Police say the women lost a wallet at the park and had returned to look for it. They said the women were sitting in their vehicle around 1:40 a.m. when a man entered a rear door, displayed a gun and demanded their purses.

Sgt. Harry Andler said the man took the purses, struck both women in the face and head with the gun, and then ran away before police arrived.

The robber is described as a dark-skinned man in his 20s who was wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants. He also was wearing a mask that partially concealed his face.

Andler said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case or the identity of the suspect is asked to call 911.

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