A Downers Grove man is accused of using a gun to rob a local gas station of cash and cigarettes, police said.
Reginald M. Striblin, 28, of the 2200 block of Prentiss Drive, was charged with aggravated robbery after holding up a Mobil gas station, located at 2181 63rd St., on Dec. 7, police said.
According to police, Striblin entered the gas station around 4:40 a.m., pulled out a gun, and demanded the clerk give him money and cigarettes. The clerk handed over the items and Striblin fled the scene, police said.
No one was injured during the incident, according to police.
Downers Grove Police Chief Robert Porter said information collected by investigators led them to Striblin, who lives near the gas station. He was arrested shortly after with items in his possession that were linked to the robbery, police said.
Porter said Striblin remains in custody at the DuPage County Jail. His next court date is Dec. 18, according to court records.
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