CAHOKIA — 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.