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Collinsville woman accused of robbing Edible Arrangements was suspect in Imo’s theft

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A Collinsville woman is accused of robbing a local Edible Arrangements and an Imo’s Pizza restaurant.

Collinsville Police responded to Edible Arrangements at 107 N. Bluff Road in Collinsville Wednesday, May 15, around 9:30 a.m. in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. Officers were on the scene “almost immediately,” according to a department news release.

Officers located and arrested Makyra L. Jones, 26, on foot a short distance from the business.

During the investigation, police determined Jones also was suspected of a robbery at Imo’s Sunday.

The robbery suspect had walked into the pizza restaurant on the 1600 block of North Keebler around 9:30 p.m. and demanded money from the register.

Police also connected Jones to a robbery at a Dollar General in Caseyville on 725 Main Street.

She was arrested in the robberies of two Dollar Generals in Belleville in 2015.

Jones is now charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and robbery, and her bond was set at $150,000. Police said Friday she was in custody.

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