Alton Police are asking for your help. They are investigating the reported robbery of a woman outside a downtown Alton restaurant Sunday night. Police report the incident took place about 7pm on the parking lot of Bluff City Grill, near 9th Street and MLK Drive, as the female employee was leaving the business.
Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna tells The Big Z the male suspect allegedly told the woman he had a gun, but did not display it, then grabbed her purse and fled on foot to the west. But, she says this was an isolated incident.
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The woman was not hurt and following a search of the area, police were unable to find the suspect described as a black male about 30 years old with a thin build wearing a hoodie. She says they are looking at surveillance video from the area. If you have any information, you are asked to call 463-3505.