2 Women questioned after armed man robs Belleville gas mart - KMOV.com

2 Women questioned after armed man robs Belleville gas mart

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Two women were held for questioning after an armed man robbed a gas station early Thursday morning in Belleville.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department officials said they are handling the investigation.  They report the robbery happened at the Gas Mart at 5900 South Belt W around 3:15 a.m.

Witnesses told police a black male armed with a handgun entered the store and demanded money.  He was able to obtain an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled on foot.

While police were canvasing the area, they found two women in a vehicle, not far from the gas station. Officers described their actions as suspicious and took then into custody for questioning. Investigators believe the women may have information about the man who robbed the station.

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