Crime

Madison County convenience store held up at gunpoint

Authorities are looking for help identifying this suspect in a Madison County armed robbery.
Authorities are looking for help identifying this suspect in a Madison County armed robbery.

Madison County authorities are looking for a suspect in the robbery of an East Alton convenience store.

According to sheriff’s department reports, a white male who appeared to be a teenager walked into the Farm Fresh store at 740 E. Airline Dr. at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday and robbed the store at gunpoint.

“The investigation revealed the suspect entered the business armed with a black in color pistol, demanding money,” Capt. T. Mike Dixon said. “The attendants cooperated with the suspect who fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. A perimeter was set up and a canine responded but the suspect was not apprehended.”

The robber was described as being short in stature with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt, gloves, blue jeans and a dark ski mask.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Department dispatch center at 618-692-4433 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 618-296-3000.

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