Naperville Police Respond to Commercial Armed Robbery near Route 59 and Diehl Road

On Thursday, January 2, at approximately 7:39 p.m. Naperville Police Department officers responded to the 1600 block of North Route 59 for the report of an armed robbery at a local convenience store that just occurred. It was reported that the offender approached the clerk, displayed a handgun, stole an undisclosed amount of currency and cigarettes, and then fled the area. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described follows: Male, black, possibly in his early 20’s, short stature and thin build. He was reported to be wearing dark colored clothing and a dark colored hat.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.

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