GRANITE CITY - Granite City Police Department Lt. Nicholas P. Novacich announced today an additional $500 reward from an anonymous donor has been offered for information leading to arrest of an armed robbery suspect.

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The robbery occurred the afternoon of Jan. 24 at Rain Tunnel Express Car Wash, located on the 1500 block of Niedringhaus Ave. in Granite City.

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"The reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for this crime has increased," Novcich said. "Another donor who wished to remain anonymous has offered an additional $500 to the reward which brings the total up to $2,000."

The suspect was described as a male wearing a surgical mask. He took cash from the register at the location utilizing a handgun. The suspect was seen fleeing from the scene on foot in the direction of northeast at around 1:12 p.m.

Anyone with any information regarding this suspect is asked to contact the Granite City Police Department at (618) 877-6111.

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