Murphysboro convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Circle-K in Murphysboro (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS Photojournalist)
Circle-K in Murphysboro (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS Photojournalist)

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - A Murphysboro convenience store was robbed at gunpoint late Monday night.

According to the Murphysboro Police Department, the robbery happened just after 10 at the Circle-K convenience store on N 14 Street.

Initial information showed a black male had gone into the store and showed a handgun.

The suspect then demanded money and fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

An officer responding to the scene came across a male who fit the description of the suspect.

When approached, the male fled and after a short foot chase was captured.

The suspect was taken back to the store where the victim clerk identified him.

Officers then took the suspect to the Jackson County Jail.

Due to the suspect being under the age of 18, his name is being withheld pending formal charges.

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