BELLEVILLE — The following report appeared in the most recently released crime blotter by the Belleville Police Department:
10:59 p.m. Residential Burglary/Aggravated Assault/Aggravated U.U.W. - First block of N. 31st St. The victim, a 23-year-old male, reported he returned home and found the rear door to his residence ajar. The victim went inside and found no one inside. As he exited the house he was confronted by four subjects, one of the subjects was carrying a handgun. The victim was ordered to the ground but ran away instead. The victim looked back and observed the four subjects enter the residence, and then come back out a few moments later. The victim chased the subjects but lost sight of them. Officers responding to the area located a suspicious vehicle leaving the area and conducted a traffic stop. Two of the occupants fled on foot. One of the two returned to the vehicle and the other was apprehended after a foot pursuit. Officers did locate evidence that was used. All occupants of the vehicle, a 20-year-old female, two 19-year-old males and an 18-year-old male, were arrested and transported to headquarters, held pending further investigation.
3:04 a.m. Attempted Armed Robbery - Circle K, 3801 N. Belt West. An employee reported that while working on paperwork at the counter, a suspect, described as a female aged 20-30, wearing a cap and a scarf covering her face approached the counter with a handgun. The subject ordered the employee to open a safe but he could not open it. The subject ordered the victim a second time and again he advised it could not be opened. The suspect fled the area on foot.
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