Family Dollar in East St. Louis robbed at gunpoint Wednesday

The Family Dollar near Illinois 157 and Main Street in East St. Louis was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday evening, according to the Belleville Police Department.

A black male, 5-foot-10 and dressed all in black, entered the store, displayed a handgun and fled on foot with an unknown amount of money, said Sgt. Todd Keilbach.

After he left, a second employee and a witness called police, who responded at 7:49 p.m.

Police ask that anyone with information about the robbery call Belleville police at 618-234-1212 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.