The following report appeared in the most recently released crime blotter by the Belleville Police Department:
8:55 a.m. THEFT OVER $500 - Oliver C. Joseph, 3795 W. State Route 15. The sales manager reported sometime overnight six tires were stolen from Jeeps parked on their parking lot. The suspects attempted to steal six more, but were unsuccessful.
10:40 p.m. ARMED ROBBERY - Casey's, 1706 Mascoutah Ave. Gas station employees reported a male, about 5'10", wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask, dark colored jeans, entered the store, pointed a pistol at them and demanded money. The suspect took U.S. currency and fled the scene
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