Suspect in custody after alleged armed robbery in Du Quoin

Suspect in custody after alleged armed robbery in Du Quoin
The Du Quoin police chief said a single person was robbed on E. South St. on Wednesday March 20. (Source: KFVS) (Russell, Christy)

DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) - Police officers are investigating an alleged armed robbery that happened in Du Quoin, Illinois.

The Du Quoin police chief said a single person was robbed on E. South St. on Wednesday March 20.

According to Du Quoin police dispatch the incident happened sometime Wednesday night.

According to a Facebook post by Sesser Police, around 4:42 p.m. police found a vehicle believed to have been involved in an armed robbery in Du Quoin.

The vehicle sped away from a Sesser officer and was last seen at 4:50 p.m. A number of police agencies tried to find the vehicle.

Later the suspect was detained in Centrailia, Illinois by police. Du Quoin officers went to pick up the suspect.

The suspect is in custody at this time.

There are no further details available at this time.

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