Silvis police officer walks in on convenience store robbery

A Silvis, Illinois police officer is being hailed a hero after he walked in on a robbery and arrested the alleged robber.

Police Chief Bill Brasche said 21-year-old Michael Teague was accused of robbing the Gasland at 426 First Avenue in Silvis at about 3:30 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013.  The store clerk reported Teague was armed with a gun when he stole money from the store.

As Teague was reportedly running out of the store, Officer Seth Rohweder was walking toward the door to make a routine check on the business.  Teague was reportedly wearing a red bandana over his face, had the hood up on his hooded sweatshirt and had cash in his hands.

Officer Rohweder caught and arrested Teague.  Rohweder reported finding an Airsoft gun in Teague’s waistband.

Teague was charged with aggravated robbery.  He was held in the Rock Island County Jail in lieu of $40,000 bond.

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