Police identify suspect in gas station assault

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East Moline Police said they have identified a man who allegedly grabbed the clerk’s throat and stole a gold necklace at the Phillips 66 Mini Mart.

The crime was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, August 23 at 4149 Seventh Street.

A surveillance camera captured images of the alleged suspect.

Police said they are searching for Ajayi McIntyre, 34, of Rock Island in connection with the incident.  An arrest warrant has been issued for McIntyre alleging he committed robbery and theft.

Anyone with information about McIntyre is asked to contact the East Moline Police Department at (309) 752-1555 or anonymously on Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500.