St. Charles police searching for suspect in gas station armed robbery

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)– The St. Charles Police Department is searching for a suspect after an armed robbery at the BP Gas Station.

This happened around 2:17 a.m. Wednesday at 1340 S. Fifth Street.

Police say a suspect entered the store and purchased cigars. The clerk rang up the purchase and when handing the change back the suspect then pointed a black handgun at the clerk and demanded the money from the register. The clerk gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money and the suspect left store, last seen running east in the 300 block of Ameristar Blvd.

The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6`2″ tall with a slender/athletic build. The suspect had slight facial hair and was wearing a red billed ball cap covered by a gray hooded sweatshirt, black jacket, dark blue or black cargo style pants with thigh pockets, and white athletic shoes.

Any person having any information in reference to this crime is asked to contact the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3344 or can do so anonymously through St. Charles Crime Stoppers at 636-949-3333.

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