Armed robbery at Belleville Circle K

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(Source: Belleville Police Department)

BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Investigators with the Belleville Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a local Circle K at gunpoint before dawn.

The robbery took place just after 5 a.m. at the Circle K in the 2700 block of West Main Street.

The clerk told police a man walked into the store, pulled out a handgun, and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspect ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk was not harmed.

A Belleville K-9 unit was called to the scene, but could not track the suspect.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity or whereabouts is asked to contact the Belleville Police Department at 618-355-9739 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.