ALTON - An armed robbery occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dollar General in Alton.

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"We are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night at approximately 11:30 p.m.," Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna said. "The suspect, a thin white male approximately 6 feet tall, was wearing a mask and displayed a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the store."

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The Wood River K9 Unit responded and assisted by conducting a track of the suspect and the case remains ongoing at this time. Anyone with information should contact the Alton Police Department at 618-463-3505.

Dan Brannan also contributed to this story.

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