Belleville Police on Friday were investigating an armed robbery of a convenience store.
According to a statement posted to the department’s Facebook page, an employee at the Circle K at 2709 W. Main St. called police to report that a man armed with a handgun had robbed the store shortly before 2:30 a.m.
The suspect was described as a black male about 5-foot-4 and 120 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with ECHO written on the front in white letters, dark blue jeans and white shoes.
Police said the robber displayed the handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes. The clerk complied and was not hurt.
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Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Belleville Police Department at 618-234-1212 or Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-8477.