COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – We have details on an armed robbery at a Metro-East Walgreens store.

Collinsville police say around 2:30 Wednesday morning a man who approached the counter to buy a pack of cigarettes, showed the cashier a handgun, then left the Beltline location with cash taken from a register.

He’s described as a mid 30’s African-American male standing 5’8″ and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a red skull cap and a black or gray-colored coat, which he pulled over his face when announcing the robbery.

Police say surveillance footage shows the man had been in that same store on November 16th and 18th.

Anyone with tips is asked to call (618) 344-2131, extension 5291 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-8477.

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