MetroLink riders react to ticket checks and security at Fairview Heights station
Police were investigating Tuesday after they say a passenger was robbed at gunpoint at the Fairview Heights MetroLink station on Sunday night.
Investigators say a person of interest in the armed robbery is also linked to an aggravated battery at the same MetroLink station Oct. 2.
Officers responded at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday to a call for a robbery, according to a Fairview Heights Police news release. A man told police he got off a Metro bus and was walking from the station when two men came up to him. One showed bus rider a gun, the suspects took cash from him and left through nearby woods.
Fairview Heights officers, along with a Caseyville police K-9 unit, were unable to find the suspects.
Anyone with information about the robbery can call Fairview Heights Police Department at 618-489-2130. Anonymous tops can be left at www.fhpd.org.
A Belleville News-Democrat investigation found that 18 percent of crimes reported along MetroLink in 2016 were serious crimes; but also found that the first five months of 2018 were more peaceful in St. Louis County.