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Armed robber hits Belleville fast food restaurant’s drive-thru on foot

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According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.
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According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.

A man brandishing a gun robbed a Belleville Wendy’s on Monday afternoon.

Around 5 p.m., police were called to reports of an armed robbery at the Belleville Crossing restaurant, Master Sgt. Todd Keilbach confirmed. The man apparently walked up to the drive thru window on foot, then fled the scene.

Keilbach said no further information was available Monday night.

Check back to bnd.com for more on this developing story.

Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.
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