UPDATE 3:15pm 4/23/17
O’Fallon, MO (KMOX) O’Fallon Police now say initial information was incorrect and the suspect was not involved in a robbery but a forgery.
According to information posted on their Facebook page, there are not warrants out for the suspect’s arrest from another agency and there are no charges on the suspect.
O’Fallon Police also posted that the suspect is believed to have returned to Lincoln County and there is no reason to believe there is any danger to residents of O’Fallon.
UPDATE 2pm 4/23/17
O’Fallon, MO (KMOX) O’Fallon Police say there is no longer an active search going on for the robbery suspect wanted for a car theft and armed robbery.
According to the department’s Facebook page, the suspect has been identified and is no longer believed to be in the area.
O’FALLON, Mo. (KMOX) – Residents in the northwestern part of O’Fallon, Missouri were being warned Sunday to be on the lookout for a robbery suspect on the run from police while considered armed and dangerous.
Police Sgt. Phil Hardin told KMOX News the roughly 30-year-old man was chased from Winfield, where he’s wanted for a car theft and armed robbery.
He ditched the vehicle along Highway 79 near Pearl Drive.
Sgt. Hardin said their area of concern is the wooded area near Fort Zumwalt North High School, “There’s a power line cut out that crosses through the area between T.R. Hughes, Tom Ginnever, in that area. The Ozzie Smith Sports Complex would be an area of concern.”
The suspect is described as a 6″1′ white man. He’s wearing black shorts with black leggings. He’s not wearing a shirt, but has heavily-tattooed arms and has brown hair and a beard.
Hardin recommends people in the area check their cars before getting in them, especially if they’ve been left unlocked.