Police asking for help in finding MetroBus robbery suspect

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The Swansea Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a man they say robbed someone on a MetroBus on Monday afternoon.

In a Facebook post, police said to be on the lookout for a black male with a mustache wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and grey pants. The man is anywhere from 5-foot-4 to 5-9.

The robbery occurred around 2:15 p.m., the post said. The man did not use a weapon in the incident and fled in the area of North Illinois Street and Green Haven Drive. He was last seen running north through the Bronze Point Business Complex.

A purse was recovered in connection with the robbery, but a wallet is still missing, police said.

The Belleville Police Department is providing K-9 assistance in the search.

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Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic