Hy-Vee store robbed Thursday afternoon; police pursue, apprehend suspect from Virginia

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A Virginia man is being held in Rock Island County Jail as a suspect in connection with a robbery Thursday at Hy-Vee in Moline.

The state’s attorney has filed a charge of robbery, a Class 2 felony, against Mark Robledo, who is being held on $75,000 bond, a news release says.

Other agencies may seek additional charges related to their jurisdictions for vehicle violations related to the pursuit, the release says.

UPDATE: A Virginia man was arrested in connection with a grocery-store robbery Thursday afternoon in Moline.

Shortly after 4 p.m., Moline Police responded to Hy-Vee, 4218 Avenue of the Cities, after a report of a robbery, a news release says.

A suspect walked into Hy-Vee and demanded an employee give him cash. The suspect fled from the business with a “yet to be determined amount” of cash in a blue 1997 BMW Z3, the release says.

A few minutes later, a Silvis Police Officer spotted the BMW heading east toward Colona and notified Colona Police, who found the BMW headed eastbound, and tried to stop the car.

The BMW continued and Colona Police pursued it on Route 6, along with the Henry County Sherriff’s Office. Coal Valley Police assisted in the pursuit as it passed through their jurisdiction.

The BMW entered Interstate 74 northbound from Route 6, then westbound on Interstate 280. Illinois State Police assisted in the pursuit, which continued onto Route 92 northbound from I-280.

Rock Island Police and the Rock Island County deputies assisted in chasing the BMW on Route 92, where it eventually went north onto Arsenal Island.

The BMW entered the arsenal through their west gate, where the suspect vehicle became trapped by Rock Island Arsenal Police and other agencies, and the suspect, 23-year-old Mark Robledo Morgensen, was taken into custody.

Moline Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to contact the Moline Police Department’s Special Investigations Group at 309-524-2131 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at 309-762-9500, or use the free mobile app P3 Tips.

Moline Police Department was assisted by Silvis Police Department, Colona Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Coal Valley Police Department, Illinois State Police, Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Island Police Department and the Rock Island Arsenal Police Department.

EARLIER: Police responded to a report of a robbery shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday at Hy-Vee, 4218 Avenue of the Cities, Moline.

 A suspect was apprehended near the Rock Island Arsenal’s Rock Island gate. According to scanner traffic, the pursuit reached speeds of up to 100 mph on Interstate 280.

Our Local 4 News crew, only station at the scene, saw officers leave the Moline area to pursue a suspect in Rock Island. Scanner traffic indicated a weapon was used during the crime.

Local 4 News and www.ourquadcities.com will provide updates when details are available.

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