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Police identify suspect in attempted robbery

Police are searching for a man who allegedly attempted to rob a Peoria Walgreens store.

The suspect, identified as, 44-year-old George Mendoza, allegedly entered the Walgreens near 75th and Peoria avenues about 9 p.m. on Dec. 7. He handed the cashier a not demanding money, but left the store after the cashier became upset and was unable to open the register.

Surveillance video shows that Mendoze got into the passenger side of a silver SUV, possibly a Kia Sorrento, that had a white stick on the right side of the rear window.

Mendoza has a tear drop tattoo under his right eye, a large black tattoo on his left side and another tattoo that reads "Romona" on the right side of his neck.

Mendoza is currently on parole for a previous armed robbery and has a felony warrant for a parole violation.

Anyone with information on Mendoza's whereabouts is asked to contact the Peoria Police Department at (623) 773-7045.

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