EAST ST. LOUIS, Il (KMOX)-Imagine you’re shopping in a small store, when four masked men, two of them carrying weapons, burst in, hold you and the employees at gunpoint and rob you and the store.
That’s what happened twice Wednesday night, at stores a quarter-mile apart.
East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Baxton says the men who robbed Royal Beauty Supply on St. Louis Avenue and Harold Pener Men of Fashion at 25th and State should be considered very dangerous, “They’re very bold. They’re armed. It’s a grave concern for us so we’re doing everything we can to track them down.”
The suspects are four black men. One is about 6′ 2″. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweat pants and was carrying a black semiautomatic weapon.
The second weighs about 210 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants.
The third was about 5′ 11″, 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and was carrying a weapon.
The fourth is described as 6′ 3″, 220 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants.
Baxton is asking anyone who say anything suspicious near the shops between 6:30 and 7:30 pm Wednesday to call East St. Louis Police at 618-482-6700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477). CrimeStoppers is offering a one thousand dollar reward for the right information.
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