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Police are searching for this suspect. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office) Police are searching for this suspect. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office)

The Madison County's Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed the Farm Fresh Convenience Store, 740 E. Airline Drive, in East Alton, Ill. on Tuesday at 9:18 p.m.

Deputies met with the attendants, who said an unknown masked man robbed the store at gunpoint. The investigation revealed that the suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money. The attendants say they cooperated with the suspect, who fled on foot. Police set up a perimeter and brought out canines, but were unable to find the suspect.

This is the second time that this specific store has been robbed before, the last time occurring in December 2015. The most recent robbery isn't connected to that robbery, but the suspect is considered armed and dangerous by detectives following the case. 

Captain Mike Dixon, Madison County Sheriff's Office, said that these attendants did the right thing.

"They should take that threat serious," Dixon said. "For a couple hundred dollars they shouldn't endanger their lives, and these attendants did the write thing. as for the cowardly individuals who went into that store and victimized by those individuals, I've got a message and that message is we're not going to stop until you come to jail."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff's Office at: dispatch center, 618-692-4433, or the anonymous tip line, 618-296-3000.

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