Danville police seeking suspect in Thursday morning armed robbery

DANVILLE - Danville police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a business Thursday morning.

According to Commander Jane McFadden, police received a call from the RadioShack located at 2830 North Vermilion at about 11:51 a.m.  Upon arriving, officers were told that a man had entered the store, was speaking with an employee and had selected items for purchase.  While the employee was ringing up the items, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded cash.  After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot in a northwesterly direction.

The suspect was described as a white male in his early 40's, and was wearing dark tan cargo pants, a blue jean jacket, a gray baseball cap, and glasses.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Danville Police Department at (217) 431-2250 or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-8477.

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