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Suspect escapes after armed robbery at Rockton gas station Sunday

About 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the BP gas station in Rockton was robbed.
About 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the BP gas station in Rockton was robbed.(WIFR)
Published: Jul. 5, 2020 at 12:23 PM CDT
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ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) - At approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the BP gas station in Rockton was robbed. A man with a gun forced the clerk into the back room and later took some cash before fleeing on foot.

The clerk working at the time was not hurt. The suspect headed into a wooded area north and west of the gas station. K-9s and several police departments helped in the search.

As of 9 a.m., the suspect has not been found.

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