Police: Two arrested after robbing McDonald's, crashing into mayor's car

News DemocratMarch 11, 2014 

— Two Centreville men robbed a McDonald's restaurant in Cahokia on Tuesday but were apprehended after crashing into the Centreville mayor's car, police said

The suspects led police on a high-speed chase into Centreville, where they struck a vehicle that belonged to Centreville Mayor Marius Jackson on 50th Street, Cahokia Police Chief James Jones said.

Jackson went to an area hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening, Jones said.

The men, whose names were not released pending charges, are 17 and 25 years old, Jones said.

Jones said one of the suspects, wearing a handkerchief over his face, used a gun to rob the McDonald's restaurant at 1110 Camp Jackson Road in Cahokia shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

There were a few customers in the restaurant at the time and no one was injured, he said.

Jones said the suspects fled east on Camp Jackson Road in a green Pontiac Grand Prix. An officer attempted to stop them, but the suspects continued onto Interstate 255 north into Centreville at a high rate of speed before crashing into Jackson's car, he said.

The money taken in the robbery was recovered, Jones said.

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