Metro-East News

Police look for armed robber in Carbondale

Police were searching Tuesday for a suspect in an armed robbery in Carbondale.

At about 12:30 a.m. Monday, The Southern Illinoisan reported a man went outside his home in the 600 block of West Elm Street to check a report that someone was outside. The man was approached by a man carrying a black revolver, who demanded the resident’s phone and wallet.

The resident complied.

Carbondale police said the suspect is a black man, about 5-foot-8 with a thin build. The man was wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask.

Police were taking tips through the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers tip line at 618-549-2677 or the police department at 618-457-3200.