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Darth Vader robs Illinois theatre

May 23, 2005, 2:48 PM EDT

I’ve heard the police have been quoted to say "we believe the entire
force is on our side, and we will pursue this Darth Vader and his
Empire to the ends of the Universe if we must. "

Link: WIStv.com Columbia, SC: Darth Vader robs Illinois theater.

Darth Vader robs Illinois theater

(Springfield, Illinois-NBC) May 22, 2005 – It appears Darth Vader delivered an unwelcome show of force at an Illinois movie theater this weekend.

Police in Springfield, Illinois say a man wearing a Darth Vader mask walked into a movie theater, shoved an employee out of the way and grabbed a bunch of cash.

Investigators say the robber fled the theater and ran into a nearby wooded area. Police have no suspects.

"Star Wars: Episode Three-Revenge of the Sith" was actually one of the movies playing at the theater.

Investigators say the robber didn’t display any weapons- not even a light saber.