Minor commits armed robbery, arrested after foot chase


Web Editor - Amanda Roberts

 MURPHYSBORO, Ill - A minor was arrested after committing an armed robbery and attempting to flee on foot.

Monday, December 9th night, Murphysboro Police responded to a report of a man displaying a handgun and demanding money from the register of a Circle-K convenience store located on 823 North 14th Street.

A brief foot chase ensued after an officer responding to the scene identified a man who appeared to meet the description, just two blocks from the store.

The perpetrator was detained and taken back to the store where the victim clerk identified him as the robber. 

The man was taken into custody and transported to the Jackson County Jail, pending a court appearance.

The juvenile's name is being withheld pending decision on formal charges.