Sangamon County authorities investigate armed robbery

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SPRINGFIELD - Sangamon County authorities is seeking the public's assistance in their investigation of an armed robbery that took place in Springfield on Tuesday.

Police say on December 9 at about 11:30 p.m., 2 suspects entered the Freedom Oil gas station on the 3700 block of North Dirksen Parkway and brandished handguns.  The suspects were reported to have left southbound on foot with several cartons of cigarettes and cash.

Authorities say the suspects are described as black males.  The first suspect is of average height, and was wearing a dark purple hooded sweatshirt.  The second suspect was described as very tall, between 6'3" and 6'5", with an average build.

If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (217) 788-8427.
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