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Man robs store with AK-47 and takes fundraising can before leaving, Caseyville police say

Man robs Caseyville store with AK-47

Caseyville police were looking for a suspect who they say robbed CayTown convenience store and fled with money from the register and a fundraising can on the counter.
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Caseyville police were looking for a suspect who they say robbed CayTown convenience store and fled with money from the register and a fundraising can on the counter.

Caseyville police were searching Friday for a suspect they say robbed the CayTown convenience store with an AK-47 at 10 p.m. Thursday.

Officers responded to the business, located at 605 S. Main St., according to a police Facebook post. There, employees told them that a masked man came into the store with a rifle and demanded money.

“The male took an undetermined amount of US currency from the register,” police wrote in the post. “The male also took a can on the counter that was used as a fund raiser.”

The suspect can be seen in surveillance video from the store and police described him as a black man in his mid twenties who is 5 foot 11 inches tall.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Caseyville Police Department Detectives Division at 618-344-2151, ext. 142.

Dana Rieck: 618-239-2642, @ByDanaRieck
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