Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Alton Police report an alleged armed robbery at the Alton Acres Housing Complex from Sunday evening. Two people told police a man robbed them. One man, a resident of the complex, says the suspect struck him in the head and took cash and his cell phone after knocking him to the ground. The victims say the same man then robbed a motorist who had arrived to pick up the first victim. The suspect took the woman's coin purse and her purse after displaying a weapon and demanding money. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 30s with a slim build wearing skull cap and dark clothing.
Police also charged an Alton man, 27 year old Robert Jones of the 1600 block of Belle Street, with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
There was no one new reported held by East Alton or Wood River Police earlier this morning.