Man with electric weapon robs Circle K Saturday night


A man robbed a Fairview Heights convenience store with what appeared to be Taser or stun gun Saturday night, police said Sunday.

There were no injuries, a news release from the Fairview Heights Police Station stated.

The man stole cash and alcohol, but when officers responded to the Circle K gas station at 10070 Bunkum Road around 11:30 p.m., the suspect had already left, the department said.

The suspect was described as 5-foot-10 black man around 45 years old with gray facial hair, police said. During the robbery, he was wearing a light striped shirt, a light-colored skullcap and black pants.

The man was seen going south from the Circle K, but a canine search for him went cold.

Police asked that anyone with information should call the Fairview Heights Police Department at 618-489-2100 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.