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Bensenville still looking for robbery suspect
By Catherine Edman | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 11/28/2007 12:52 AM | Updated: 11/28/2007 1:24 PM

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Bensenville police still have no viable suspects in the armed robbery that led them to mistakenly detain Blackhawks player Tuomo Ruutu.

The reported crime happened about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday at the Brentwood Apartments, 630 E. George St., when a man displaying a handgun entered the building's office, said Linda Dickson, Bensenville's director of communications.

The man demanded cash from the rental manager, then searched the office's safe, Dickson said.

When he discovered the safe contained no money, the man left the building and was last seen running east, Dickson said.

The manager said the suspect was wearing a black jacket, black hat and pants and was about 6 feet tall.

That's where Ruutu unfortunately entered the picture.

He decided to go for a run in the afternoon after Blackhawks practice at an ice arena in Bensenville when he was stopped by police. Ruutu happened to be wearing his black team sweat suit and a black knit hat.

After a witness showed up and said he was not the suspect, Ruutu was released from the back of the squad care where he'd been held.