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Kewanee Police are seeking tips from the public as part of an investigation of an armed robbery early Thursday morning. According to a release from Kewanee Police Chief Troy Ainley, the incident occurred at approximately 2:06 Am in the area of the 600 Block of North East Street, a female victim was in her vehicle when she heard a noise at the rear of the vehicle. The victim told police the suspect in question then leaned through the open driver's side window of the vehicle brandishing a small, black handgun and demanded the victim hand over her purse. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene on foot. The suspect was described as a black male with a slight build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Anyone with additional information concerning this incident, please contact the Kewanee Police Department at (309) 853-1911.