Police respond to armed robbery at Sprint store

Officers responded to the Sprint store on Central Park Drive around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night for a reported armed robbery. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

O’FALLON – The O’Fallon police were dispatched in response to an armed robbery at the Sprint store on Central Park Drive on Wednesday night.

Police were called to the store, located at 1140 Central Park Drive, around 9:30 p.m. The police were reportedly searching for three men with guns in a black Chevrolet Tahoe, according to scanner traffic.

The robbery is similar in nature to one that took place at the Fairview Heights Sprint store on Saturday, March 9. That robbery took place at a similar time, with officers arriving at around 9:20 p.m. to the Sprint PCS location at 105 Frey Lane.

When officers arrived, they learned that three males had entered through the rear of the business while one employee took out the trash.  The three suspects were all dressed in dark clothing carrying handguns.  The suspect announced the robbery and held employees at gunpoint while they stole an undetermined amount of cash.  The suspects, all were wearing hoodie or masks over their faces to hide their identities.  They are described as:

Suspect 1:  Black male, 5’10” tall, thin build, black Adidas pants, black Nike hoodie, carrying a black framed semi-automatic handgun with a silver slide.

Suspect 2:  Black male, 6’ tall, thin build, black hoodie, black Nike pants, grey gloves, black semi-automatic handgun

Suspect 3:  Black male, light complexion, thin build, black hat or ski mask, grey insulated jacket, royal blue tennis shoes, black semi-automatic handgun

The suspects left on foot east from the rear of the store.  Police searched the area but were unable to locate the men.

Fortunately, no customers were inside the business, and no employees were harmed during the robbery.

The O’Fallon Weekly will update this story with more information as it becomes available.