8 Suspects in 'takeover-style' armed robbery wantedPosted: Updated:
PEORIA - Police are looking for 8 suspects who robbed a Valley convenience store on Christmas.
Police say the men entered a Diamond Shamrock located at 8355 W. Olive Ave. at about 10:15 p.m. armed with a semi-automatic handgun.
The first man to enter the store was the only armed suspect. Police say the men entered the gas station in a "takeover style armed robbery."
The armed suspect pointed the gun at the clerk and told him to get on the floor before demanded all the cash in the drawer as the other suspect stole items from the store.
The suspects are described as male Hispanics in their 20s, ranging from 5'6" to 5'9". They were wearing hoodies as well as baseball caps and knit caps. Police believe they may have fled in a Ford F-150 truck.
If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or the Peoria Police Tip Line at 623-773-7045.