The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is reporting an armed robbery that took place Tuesday night at the Farm Fresh store on East Airline Drive in East Alton. The masked suspect entered the store around 9:20pm, displayed a handgun and demanded money. Employees of the store were not injured and the suspect is believed to have fled on foot.
Police from several departments set up a perimeter around the area and also brought in a K-9 unit but were unable to track the suspect. Captain Mike Dixon with the Madison County Sheriff's Department tells The Big Z the suspect may be supporting a drug habit.
Click here for Dixon's comments
The person is described as a white male, possibly a teenager, with a short thin build. He was wearing a ski mask, a dark colored hoodie, gloves and blue jeans. If you have information on the case, contact the Sheriff's Department at 618-692-4433 or 618-296-3000.