Police: East St. Louis man charged with armed robbery at Auto Zone

Police: East St. Louis man charged with armed robbery at Auto Zone

Police: East St. Louis man charged with armed robbery at Auto Zone

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Authorities say an East St. Louis man wanted in connection to an armed robbery at a Belleville dollar store has been charged with robbing another store on the same day.

Deondre Spates, 22, was arrested for questioning in connection to an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store in Belleville on Jan. 28. Over the course of that investigation, authorities say Spates was found to be linked to a second armed robbery.

Spates is accused of robbing an Auto Zone store in East St. Louis at gunpoint.

Spates was charged with one count of felony armed robbery. His bail has been set at $100,000.

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