EDWARDSVILLE — Police are looking for a masked robber who took money from the Farm Fresh convenience store in East Alton at gunpoint Tuesday night.
According to a Madison County Sheriff’s Office release, at approximately 9:18 p.m. Tuesday deputies responded to the store, 740 E. Airline Drive, in reference to a report of an armed robbery. Deputies were assisted by members of the Bethalto, Wood River and Roxana police departments in their response. Deputies met with the attendants, who reported an unknown masked man had just robbed the store at gunpoint.
The investigation revealed the suspect entered the business armed with a black pistol, demanding money. The attendants cooperated with the suspect, who fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. A perimeter was set up and a canine responded, but the suspect was not apprehended.
The suspect is described as a young white male, possibly a teenager, short with a thin build. The suspect was also described as wearing a dark hoodie, gloves, blue jeans, and a dark ski mask.
Anyone having information related to this incident is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at one of the following numbers: (618) 692-4433 (dispatch center); (618) 296-3000 (anonymous tip line).
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