BELLEVILLE — The following report appeared in the most recently released crime blotter by the Belleville Police Department:
11:25 p.m. RETAIL THEFT - Circle K, 2709 W. Main St. Employees from the store flagged down the officer and pointed out a suspect that had just taken merchandise from the store and was fleeing the scene. After a short foot pursuit the suspect, a 39-year-old male, was apprehended. The suspect was arrested, transported to headquarters and held pending further investigation.
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