Crime

Police investigating West Main gas station robbery

Belleville police are investigating a Friday night robbery of a West Belleville gas station.

Police are looking for a black male in his 50s who is bald and about 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds. According to surveillance video, he was wearing a gray shirt and tan pants at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

The suspect walked into the Circle K at 6001 West Main St. on Friday evening and “inferred but did not display” a weapon, Belleville Sgt. Mark Heffernan reported Tuesday. The suspect walked out of the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police are also investigating other robberies of the White Castle at Belleville Crossing in early April and the Casey’s General Store on Mascoutah Avenue in February. “We don’t believe this is connected,” Heffernan said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call detectives Dan Collins or Shawn O'Dell at 618-355-9759 and 618-355-9733.

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