Nineteen year old arrested in connection with Metro East robbery - KMOV.com

Nineteen year old arrested in connection with Metro East robbery

(KMOV)--A nineteen year old has been arrested after a victim was hit in the head and robbed in the Metro East.

Belleville Police say that Richard R. Jones III of Washington Park, was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery that occurred on the 800 block of Royal Heights Rd .  

Authorities say that on October 16th the victim was robbed by three black males.  The suspects hit the victim in the head with the weapons and fled the scene.

The victim was transported to the hospital. 

Jones is charged with one count of armed robbery and faces enhanced sentencing due to the discharging of a firearm during offense. His bail is set at $750,000.

Police have limited information on the other suspects.

The investigation is ongoing.
 

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