ALTON, Ill.- According to Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons, a woman was robbed Sunday evening in the parking lot of an Alton, Il. restaurant.
Simmons says the woman, an employee of Bluff City Bar and Grill, was approached in the restaurant's parking lot by a black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt at approximately 7 p.m.
The man told the victim that he had a gun but did not show a weapon. The suspect then grabbed the woman's purse before fleeing.
According to authorities, a similar incident occurred Dec. 30 at the U.S. Bank on Washington St. in Alton and demanded money, implying that he had a gun, but not showing a weapon.
Police are asking for anyone with possible information on either incident to call the Alton Police Department at 618-463-3505.