In local police reports, Alton Police are investigating the reported robbery of a woman outside a downtown Alton restaurant last 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. 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. The woman was not hurt and following a search of the area, police were unable to find the suspect described only as a black male wearing a hoodie.
Police in East Alton arrested 28 year old Leroy DeClue of the 3200 block of Hillcrest in Alton for battery.