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Belleville officials trying to stop armed robberies at Circle K gas station

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Belleville city officials said they are considering a number of options to try to protect a Circle K gas station that has been the target of armed robbers.

Authorities said the gas station located near Lindenwood University's Belleville campus was robbed January and April. Authorities are still searching for the suspect in both robberies.

Police said they have increased patrols near the station.

“Keeping a close eye on the convenience store nearby is a big help,” said neighbor John Burton.

Demands for additional action have prompted Belleville city officials to step in. Belleville Mayor Mark Eckhert said he plans to meet with Circle K and discuss several options including no longer allowing the store to be open 24 hours.

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