DEVELOPING: Police Search for Suspect in Armed Robbery at Gas Station

Aug 31, 2016

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A man armed with a semi-automatic rifle held up a Circle K store in Peoria Wed.

The suspect emptied the cash drawer and fled the scene. The robbery took place around noon at the station, located at the intersection of Knoxville and Lake Ave.

Peoria police are still searching for the suspect, described as a man in his 20s. He was wearing all black with a gray handkerchief around his face during the time of the incident, according to police scanner traffic.

Nearby, Hines Primary School was temporarily placed on lockdown immediately following the event.

No injuries were reported.