Police: Cash stolen in video store armed robbery

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Police say two men stole cash from a business in the Danville area.

A press release from officers says the men walked into Family Video, located at 705 N. Gilbert Street, after 10 p.m. Thursday before one of them walked up to the counter. Police say that person asked a question, then showed a handgun and made a demand for money before going behind the counter and taking cash from a drawer.

Officers say the second suspect was holding the door open as the robbery happened.

The suspects are described as black men in their 20s. Police say the first person was about 5-foot-9 and had on a black and hooded zip-up sweatshirt, while the second person was around the same height but heavier.

Police say the men left the business in an eastbound direction.

Anyone with information on the armed robbery is asked to call Danville police at (217)431-2250 or contact Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217)446-TIPS.

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