Photos: 7-11 robbed in East Moline

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Police say a thief demanded cash and Newport cigarettes when he robbed the 7-11 on 18th Avenue in East Moline.

Investigators hoped someone could help identify two men involved in the robbery that happened at about 1:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 at the store at 1027 18th Avenue.

Police said one man wearing an orange shirt and dark jeans prepaid cash for gas for a light-colored four-door sedan.  When that man returned to the gas pumps, a back-seat passenger got out of the car, went into the store and robbed the clerk.

Police said the man was armed with a gun and wore a red bandana over his face when he demanded cash and Newport cigarettes.  The clerk complied, and the suspect got “a small amount of cash and a few packs of cigarettes.”

The armed suspect was last seen leaving northbound on foot from the store.  He was described as about 5-feet 5-inches tall,  wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and white tennis shoes.

The car he rode in was last seen leaving southbound from the store.  The driver was described as about 5-feet 8-inches tall, wearing an orange shirt, jeans and a Chicago Bulls hat.  The car was silver or gray in color, possibly a Mercury Sable or Ford Taurus.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call East Moline Police at (309) 752-1555 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500.