Police: Walgreens store robbed at gunpoint

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A manhunt is underway for a suspect accused of robbing a Walgreens at gunpoint.

Police say it happened after 2 a.m. Wednesday, when a man went into Walgreens (1713 W. Springfield Ave.) and told a worker to empty cash registers. Officers say he had a silver handgun with him and ran from the scene to the southeast with cash.

A press release from officers says the suspect had on a light gray hoodie, dray gray pants and black gloves. They believe he is black, 5-foot-9 and weighs about 170 pounds.

Police want anyone with information on the armed robbery to call the Champaign Police Department Investigations Division at (217)351-4545. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at (217)373-TIPS or online at 373tips.com.

Tips submitted to Crime Stoppers could mean a reward of up to $1,00 if it leads to the right arrest.

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