(KMOV.com) – Belleville police have three in custody after one suspect returned to the scene of a robbery within a matter of hours.
Investigators say the suspect held a clerk at knifepoint at the Circle K on West Main Street, demanded money and fled from the store. Reports indicate that the robbery took place just before 3:00 a.m. and the suspect is reported to have returned to the store around 7:00 a.m.
Prior to the suspect returning to the Circle K, police dogs attempted to track the suspect to no avail.
When officers arrived at the scene the second time, they pulled over a vehicle and detained three passengers. Reports indicate that Circle K employees identified one passenger as the robbery suspect.
At this time, suspect names and descriptions have not been made public.