Metro-East News

Gas station robbed at gunpoint in Fairview Heights

Fairview Heights Police were searching Saturday for a suspect in a reported armed robbery of the Circle K gas station at 10425 Lincoln Highway.

A clerk at the store called police just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, reporting that a man with a pistol had robbed the store. No one was injured.

The suspect, apparently in his mid-20s, is described as a black man, about 5-foot-7 with a slim build. The man was wearing a striped beanie with a ski mask, a white shirt over a black t-shirt, black shorts and black tennis shoes.

The clerk reported the man took cash and cigarettes and fled. Police from Fairview Heights, O’Fallon, Caseyville and troopers from an Illinois State Police K9 unit searched the area.

The man was not found by authorities.

Police asked that anyone with any information about the incident call the Fairview Heights Police Department at 618-489-2130.