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Downers Grove police search for armed robbery suspect

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 3:43 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 9, 2014 4:51 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove police are seeking a man suspected of robbing two women early Monday in McCollum Park.

Two women told police they were robbed as they sat in their vehicle after returning to the park at 1:41 a.m. Monday to look for an item that was lost earlier in the day.

During the incident, a man allegedly entered the rear of the vehicle and demanded their purses. He allegedly displayed a firearm during the robbery and then fled on foot prior to the arrival of officers. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male in his 20s, wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants, according to police.

The subject wore a mask that partially concealed his face during the incident. Both women sustained minor injuries during the incident, police said.

Police asked anyone with information regarding the incident or who may have information on the suspect to call 911. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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