The owners of Schwegel’s Market in Alton are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of an armed robber. Police say a black male between 5’10” and 6 ‘tall and 220 pounds entered the store last Thursday and demanded money from the store manager while displaying a handgun. The robbery happened around 7pm.
The robber was wearing a black zip-up style hooded coat and pants with his face partially covered. The suspect fled on foot and was chased by store employees. He eventually got away by getting into a dark colored passenger car and fleeing the area. If you have any information on the robbery, call Alton Police at 463-3505, extension 234.