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Sterling: Retail Robber Found With Stolen Gun

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A homeless man from Sterling, Ill. is behind bars after police say he robbed a Bergner's store armed with a stolen gun.

Police say 23-Year-old Justin Phillips is charged with burglary, aggravated assault, and armed violence.

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, store employees caught Phillips taking merchandise at the Northland Mall.

He then became aggressive, so store employees restrained him until police arrived.

Officers say they found the stolen gun on Phillips when they searched him.
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