EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – Madison County officials say the hold-up of an Edwardsville convenience store appears to be an inside job.
Investigators say 20-year-old Joshua Stroud of Glen Carbon. called in a robbery report from his job at Midwest Petroleum on Route 143 Sunday night. Stroud claimed he’d gone outside for a smoke and was approached by a masked, pistol-wielding suspect.
But officials say based on surveillance video and other evidence they believe it was staged in cooperation with two other suspects, 21-year-old Nicholas Craine of Edwardsville and 18-year-old Robert Primas of Worden.
The trio are charged with burglary and disorderly conduct. They’re being held on 85-thousand-dollars bond, each.
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