CAHOKIA — Two men accused of robbing a Cahokia man at gunpoint and leading Cahokia police on a pursuit across the state line Monday were charged Wednesday by the St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office.
Chaze Rogers, 24, of 820 Lasalle Drive in Cahokia, was charged with armed robbery. His bond is set at $100,000.
Dallas Rivers, 21, of 1122 St. Bartholomew Drive in Cahokia, was charged with armed robbery and two counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding. Rivers' bond was set at $200,000.
Both men were in custody at the Cahokia Police Department on Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday, police canvassed the area where the suspects were arrested and located the gun believed to have been used in the armed robbery, Cahokia Police Chief James Jones said.
"It was found about 50 yards from where the two suspects were arrested," said Jones.
Police also recovered an undisclosed amount of money taken during the robbery, Jones said.
The victim of the armed robbery, who was not identified by police, was robbed at gunpoint by the two suspects at 7:40 p.m. near his home in the 30 block of Westwood, Jones said.
"Police were called to the location and they were provided with a description of the suspect's vehicle," Jones said.
The suspects were driving a gray Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which was spotted by police in the 1100 block of Camp Jackson Road, Jones said.
When police attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspects led police on a chase from Cahokia into Missouri.
Police pursued the vehicle because the crime was "a forcible felony," Jones said. "The officers pursued the vehicle across Interstate 255 over the Jefferson Barracks Bridge into the South St. Louis County area."
Jones said the driver turned the vehicle around and drove back into Illinois via Interstate 255 towards Columbia.
"Columbia police used their stop sticks to puncture the vehicle's tires," Jones said. "The front driver's side tire was punctured. The suspect kept driving despite having a flat tire until the vehicle came to a stop on Illinois Route 3 at Highway 158. We are glad to have these two individuals off the streets so they can not commit the same crime to different people."
Both men are scheduled for arraignment Thursday at the St. Clair County Building, according to Jones.