Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Alton Police are investigating the report of an alleged robbery of three people at Hellrung Park on 7th near Central and Union Streets on Wednesday night. The victims were not injured, but claim they were approached by three men including one who had a gun, and robbed them of money and an i-Phone. The victims told police the suspects were three younger black males, one wearing a Duke University sweatshirt and a black stocking cap, another wearing a black hooded sweatshirt over a red shirt and black stocking cap and a third wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black stocking cap. The three escaped on foot heading toward Silver Street.
There was no one new being held earlier this morning by East Alton or Wood River Police.