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2 arrested for "staging" robbery in Carbondale

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Jonquel Gaston (Source: Carbondale Police Department) Jonquel Gaston (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
John Stroger (Source: Carbondale Police Department) John Stroger (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Two Carbondale men are behind bars after police say they worked together to fake a robbery.

According to the police department, Jonquel Gaston, 19, and John Stroger staged that robbery on Nov. 28 at Circle K Gas Station on East Walnut.

One of the men was working at the gas station when it happened.

The original report to police was that the "suspect" entered the business with a handgun and demanded cash.

Investigators say the pair worked together on the fake robbery in order to commit a theft.

Gaston and Stroger both face charges of theft and felony disorderly conduct.

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