Man in custody after armed robbery at Edwardsville restaurant - KMOV.com

Man in custody after armed robbery at Edwardsville restaurant

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Authorities say 22-year-old Latwrence Brown came into the Burger King restaurant located at 2204 Troy Road just after midnight wearing a mask, waving a handgun in the air, and demanding money. By KMOV Web Producer Authorities say 22-year-old Latwrence Brown came into the Burger King restaurant located at 2204 Troy Road just after midnight wearing a mask, waving a handgun in the air, and demanding money. By KMOV Web Producer
Authorities say 22-year-old Latwrence Brown came into the Burger King restaurant located at 2204 Troy Road just after midnight wearing a mask, waving a handgun in the air, and demanding money. By KMOV Web Producer Authorities say 22-year-old Latwrence Brown came into the Burger King restaurant located at 2204 Troy Road just after midnight wearing a mask, waving a handgun in the air, and demanding money. By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV)—Police have a man in custody after he allegedly tried to rob an Edwardsville Burger King early Sunday morning.

Authorities say 22-year-old Latwrence Brown came into the Burger King restaurant located at 2204 Troy Road just after midnight wearing a mask, waving a handgun in the air, and demanding money.

A woman was on the phone with a Burger King employee when she heard a man announce a robbery in the background. She heard the phone drop to the ground after which she called 911.

Police arrived on scene to find a car backed into a parking spot with the motor running and the driver’s side door open. Brown was then seen exiting the restaurant carrying what appeared to be money, heading towards the vehicle.

Officers blocked the vehicle, leaving Brown to flee on foot, running across Troy Road dropping a mask and money along the way.

Other officers from surrounding departments assisted Edwardsville Police in locating Brown a short time later near a business on Central Grove Road. He was taken into custody without incident.

No one was injured during the incident.

Brown is currently being held at the Madison County Jail pending formal charges.

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