Four in custody for Metro East robbery, beating -

Four in custody for Metro East robbery, beating

(KMOV)—Four suspects are in custody for robbing a Belleville cigarette store and beating the clerk.

This happened around noon Tuesday at the Belleville Discount Cigarette Store in the 6000 block of West Main Street.

Authorities said one male juvenile, one female adult, and two male adults entered the store through the back while the clerk on duty was with another customer. The males physically battered the clerk and left the store with an undetermined amount of merchandise.

The clerk was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

Patrol officers working with detectives were able to identify and locate all four subjects and take them into custody.

Names and photos will be released when charges are filed.

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