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

News-DemocratMarch 13, 2014 

Two men who police said robbed the McDonald's restaurant on Camp Jackson Road in Cahokia were charged Thursday.

Charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery and aggravated fleeing and eluding were Kevin Richardson, 25, of Centreville, and Kasey Richardson, 17, of Belleville, according to court records. Bail for the men was set at $300,000 each.

Arraignment for Richardson was held Thursday afternoon at the St. Clair County Jail, Cahokia Police Chief James Jones said. Although the teen was charged as an adult, Jones said he would not identify him because he was a juvenile. Jones said the teen was being held at the juvenile detention center in Belleville.

Jones praised the professional manner in which his officers captured the men he said were responsible for robbing the McDonald's at 1110 Camp Jackson Road. Jones said there were a few customers in the restaurant during the robbery at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and no one was hurt. He said the call came into the police station as "a robbery in progress."

One man, wearing a handkerchief over his face and toting a gun, went into the restaurant and demanded money. He fled with the money and was driven away by an accomplice in a green Pontiac Grand Am.

The car traveled east on Camp Jackson Road to Interstate 255, then north into Centreville. The robbers crashed into a car in which Centreville Mayor Maurius Jackson was sitting. The money taken in the robbery was recovered, Jones said.

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