Armed Robber Strikes Fairview Heights Convenience Store

Brett Blume (@brettblumekmox)

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOX) – Police are on the lookout for a man who held up a Huck’s convenience store in Fairview Heights early Thursday morning, armed with a gun.

He walked into the Huck’s, 1029 Lincoln Highway at Old Collinsville Road, at 3:14, displayed a dark-colored revolver, and ordered the clerk to empty out the cash drawer.

Photo provided by Fairview Heights Police Department.

Photo provided by Fairview Heights Police Department.

He reportedly held the gun at the victim’s hip while directing him to hand over all of the money.

After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect ran toward an adjacent neighborhood, and the clerk was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet fall in his early 20s, wearing a black sweatshirt with a gray hood, black pants with blue boxers underneath, white tennis shoes and black gloves.

Photo provided by Fairview Heights Police Department.

Photo provided by Fairview Heights Police Department.

He was also wearing a red bandana over his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact either the Fairview Heights Police Department at (618) 489-2100 or St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers at i-866-371 TIPS (8477).

Tips can also be submitted online at stlrcs.org.

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