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Police: Suspect sought for robbing gas station at gunpoint

(Daily Egyptian file photograph)

(Daily Egyptian file photograph)

By Daily Egyptian staff

Police are searching for one suspect in an armed robbery involving an unknown gunman that took place early Monday at a Carbondale gas station.

About 2:13 a.m., Carbondale police responded to the Circle K Gas Station at 511 E. Walnut St. for reports of an armed robbery, according to a news release from the department. Officers said a suspect entered in the store with a handgun and fled on foot after taking cash from the business.

No one was injured during the robbery.


The suspect is described only as a man of average build standing 5-foot-9 with a hood and fabric covering his head and face.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Carbondale police at (618) 457-3200 or the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677).

The Daily Egyptian’s campus desk can be reached at 618-536-3397 or [email protected].

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