In local police reports, East Alton Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Wednesday morning at Salon One in the Wilshire Village shopping center. The masked suspect entered the business around 9:15am yesterday with a knife and demanded money from customers and employees. The man fled on foot from the scene. No one was injured. An Illinois State Police K-9 officer was called in to assist but was unable to track a scent. Police say the suspect was wearing a full-length hoodie over his face, blue jeans, gloves and black tennis shoes. He was between 5’4” and 5’7” and around 160 pounds.
Alton Police responded to a two-vehicle accident just after 2pm Wednesday at Alby Street and West Center Drive just north of the Homer Adams Parkway. Two people were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries and the scene was cleared by 3pm.