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Police searching for suspect in Carbon Cliff gas station armed robbery

The robbery was reported Tuesday morning at the Big 10 Mart in Carbon Cliff. A lockdown was issued at a nearby elementary school.

CARBON CLIFF, Ill. — The East Moline Police Department is currently searching for a suspect that fled the scene of an alleged gas station robbery on Tuesday morning.

The incident was reported at about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Big 10 Mart, located at 2301 John Deere Road in Carbon Cliff.

According to Rock Island County Sheriff's Office, the suspect used a pistol and demanded money from the store clerk.

The suspect was reportedly described as a younger African American male with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, face mask, black pants and black shoes.

Eagle Ridge School went under lockdown due to the threat, Carbon-Cliff Barstow District #36 Superintendent Eric Lawson said.

The investigation into the robbery remained fluid as of Tuesday morning, Rock Island County Sheriff Gerald Bustos said.

This is a developing story.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office at 309-788-8988 or Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500.

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