ALTON ‒ Alton Police are asking for the public's help finding an armed robber who held up Schwegel’s Market Thursday.
Officers responded to Schwegel’s Market, 901 Alby St., after receiving a report of an armed robbery at about 7 p.m. on Thursday. Police said the suspect, described as a black man 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing about 220 pounds, entered the store wearing a black zip-up-style hooded coat and pants with his face partially covered and demanded money from the store’s manager while displaying a handgun.
Employees chased the suspect out of the store, and he entered a dark passenger car and fled.
Police are requesting anyone with information to contact the Alton Police Department Investigation Bureau at 618-463-3505, ext. 234. The store's owners are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the suspect's arrest and conviction.