DECATUR — Police were on the scene of a reported armed robbery Wednesday evening that took place near the University Corner Store & Auto Service gas station, 1096 W. Main St.

Decatur police Sgt. Shawn Guenther said a male victim was accosted at 7:18 p.m. by a man armed with a small caliber handgun. Preliminary reports police had from the scene said the victim had not been hurt.

Guenther said multiple police units had thrown up a perimeter around the area and a police dog was assisting in a search for the suspect.

He was described as black male, 5-foot-6-inches tall, aged in his early 20s with shoulder-length dreadlock hair. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a Chicago Bulls windbreaker over the top of it, dark sweat pants and dark gym shoes.

Anyone with information can call the police at (217) 424-2734 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 423-8477.

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Courts and public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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