Armed robbery suspect ejected in crash

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A suspect in two armed robberies suffered serious injuries after he crashed his stolen car on Saturday.

Police say around 6:30 a.m. the suspect entered the LeClaire Food Mart in Moline, brandished a pistol, and stole the clerk’s car.

The same man then allegedly robbed someone at an ATM in Colona.  The victim was able to provide a description of the vehicle, which was later spotted by a Henry County deputy.

The deputy chased the stolen car through Geneseo until it crashed in a field near Cambridge.

The suspect was thrown from the vehicle in the crash and suffered serious enough injuries that he had to be airlifted to a hospital in Peoria.

Because he is still being treated for his wounds and not formally charged the suspect’s name is not yet being released.

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