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Peoria Heights PD look for gunman in Oliver’s restaurant holdup

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Photo from Peoria Heights Police.

UPDATE (5:05 p.m.) Peoria Heights Police post photos of the robbery on the department's Facebook page.

PEORIA HEIGHTS (HOI) - Police are asking the public's help to solve an armed robbery late Wednesday night at a Peoria Heights restaurant.

Peoria Heights Police were called about 11:20 p.m. to Oliver's In The Heights at 1231 E. Samuel Ave.

An employee told police that just minutes earlier, a white man armed with a black handgun entered through the front door and demanded money.

The gunman took an undisclosed amount of cash, and was seen running westbound. Police said the employee was not hurt.

A K-9 officer searched the area, but police did not make an arrest.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Peoria Heights Police Department at 309-688-3461.

Police released these photos of the suspect:

Howard Packowitz

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