On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at approximately 1:26pm, the O’Fallon Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call of an armed robbery at the Dollars 4 Gold store located at 1935 West Highway 50, O’Fallon. The two suspects were described as follows:
Suspect #1- black/male, 5’06 wearing a short sleeve red t-shirt, blue jeans, grey hoodie, greyish black mask covering the bottom half of his face, dark colored nylon head rag and armed with a dark colored semi-automatic handgun. This suspect remains at large.
Suspect #2- black/male, 5’10 wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans and armed with a dark colored semi-automatic handgun.
The three victims stated that when the two suspects entered the store, they immediately jumped the counter, pointed guns at them and demanded cash and valuables. A witness in the parking lot observed the incident unfold and instantly called 9-1-1.
As the suspects fled, the witness followed them on foot northbound across Highway 50. An O’Fallon Police Officer was in the area and immediately engaged the suspects in a foot pursuit into the Homestead and Brookside neighborhood. One suspect attempted to enter a dark colored 4-door Pontiac Grand Am or Bonneville but the Officer was able to subdue and take him into custody. This vehicle was driven by a black female wearing a white tank top and a black male front seat passenger. The other suspect (identified as suspect #1 above) continued to flee northbound into the neighborhood. A substantial perimeter was established with the assistance of multiple police agencies and a K-9 search was conducted with negative results.
One of the victims was checked by O’Fallon EMS however refused medical treatment. No civilians or officers were injured during this incident.
The O’Fallon Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance with investigating this crime. If anyone was in the area at the time and believe they might have information, please call the O’Fallon Police Department at 618-624-4545.
As a reminder, the second suspect remains at large and should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS. Anyone sees the suspect, do not take action but call 9-1-1 immediately.
Captain James Cavins
O’Fallon, Illinois Police Department