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One suspect nabbed, one sought after armed robbery at O’Fallon gold buyer

One suspect was caught and one was on the loose Tuesday following a robbery at the Dollars 4 Gold store in O’Fallon
One suspect was caught and one was on the loose Tuesday following a robbery at the Dollars 4 Gold store in O’Fallon

Police say one suspect was apprehended and another was still at large Tuesday following an armed robbery at the O’Fallon Dollars 4 Gold store.

O’Fallon Police Department Capt. James Cavins said police received a 911 call of an armed robbery at the Dollars 4 Gold store, located at 1935 W. U.S. 50., at about 1:25 p.m.

Police said three victims stated that when the two suspects entered the store, they “immediately jumped the counter, pointed guns at them and demanded cash and valuables.” A witness in the parking lot called 911 and followed the suspects on foot, heading north across U.S. 50.

An O’Fallon police officer was in the area and started a foot pursuit into the Homestead and Brookside neighborhood. One suspect was captured and taken into custody after attempting to get into a dark Pontiac Grand Am.

The other suspect continued to flee north. Police said their search for him was unsuccessful.

The suspect still at large Tuesday was described as a black male, 5-foot-6, wearing a red T-shirt with blue jeans, a grey hoodie and a “greyish black mask” covering the bottom half of his face. Police said he was also wearing a dark-colored nylon head rag and armed with a dark-colored semiautomatic handgun.

Police did not immediately release the identity of the suspect who was captured.

No one was injured during the robbery or pursuit.

Anyone with information about the case can contact the O’Fallon Police Department at 624-4545.

Police said the suspect being sought is considered armed and dangerous.

Kaitlyn Schwers

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