Moline police ask public for help in identifying suspects after robbery at Papa John’s

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Papa John’s, Moline, was the scene of an armed robbery late Saturday.

Moline police are seeking help from the public to find two suspects involved in an armed robbery shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Papa John’s, 150 19th Ave.

A Papa John’s employee reported that at 10:35 p.m., two masked suspects entered the store, according to a news release from Moline police. Both suspects were armed with pistols, and they demanded cash.

The two took an undisclosed amount of cash from the business and fled in an unknown direction.

One suspect is described as a Black man in his teens or early 20, about 5’8″ to 5’10” tall, with a slim build. He appeared to have braided black hair. He wore a white hooded sweatshirt with a gray camouflage pattern and long black pants, with red ankle-high athletic shoes. He also wore white or light-colored gloves. His face was covered by a light-blue surgical-style mask. He was armed with a black pistol.

The other suspect is described as a Black male in his teens or early 20s, about 5′ 8″ to 5′ 10″ tall, with a slim build. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, with a white or light-colored shirt under it. The shirt tail was hanging down below the bottom of the sweatshirt. He wore long black pants, with black shoes. His face was covered by a light-blue surgical-style mask. He wore medium-blue surgical gloves, and also had a black backpack on. He too was armed with a black pistol.

Police ask anyone with information 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.

The Moline Police Department was assisted by Illinois State Police.

Local 4 was the only station at the scene.

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