When officers arrived, they learned that a slender, black male with grey facial hair, wearing a dark jacket with white hood, San Antonio Spurs baseball cap, blue pants, and one glove on his left hand, came into the store and purchased a pack of cigarettes with cash. Once this transaction was completed the suspect picked a lighter and began a second transaction. When the clerk opened the cash drawer the suspect pulled a black, semi-automatic handgun from inside his jacket and pointed it at the clerk. The suspect reached into the cash drawer and began to remove the money.
The suspect exited the store walking westbound in the parking lot. It is unknown if he entered a vehicle or lives in the area.
Officers scoured the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Anyone having information about the incident is urged to contact the Fairview Heights Police Department at (618) 489-2100 or private message us on Facebook. You can also provide an anonymous tip through our website: www.fhpd.org.
No injuries were reported during the robbery.
Police are currently reviewing video surveillance footage and plan to release portions no later than tomorrow afternoon.
- All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.