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2 charged in connection with Belleville armed robberies

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Jermane Hunt, 25, and Marquise Chairs, 21, are accused of two armed robberies in Belleville on Dec. 29 (Credit: Belleville Police) Jermane Hunt, 25, and Marquise Chairs, 21, are accused of two armed robberies in Belleville on Dec. 29 (Credit: Belleville Police)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A police pursuit ended in three arrests in connection with two armed robberies in Belleville Friday afternoon.

Just before 1 p.m. Friday, Belleville police were called to the ZX gas station in the 7400 block of West Main for an armed robbery.

The male victim was stopped at a gas pump, but still in his car, when two male suspects got out of their car and into the victim's car. One suspect got into the front passenger's seat and one got into the back seat.

Both suspects displayed handguns. Police said the suspect in the front passenger's seat stole the victim's money from the middle counsel, and then both suspects fled the scene.

About an hour later, Belleville police were called to an apartment complex on 45th Street for an armed robbery. The male victim was entering his apartment complex when he was confronted by two male suspects with handguns. Police said the suspects pushed the victim inside the building and demanded his money.

The victim gave the suspects his watch, money and a firearm that was in a carrying case. The suspects then fled the scene.

The suspect vehicle was described as a white passenger car. Officers searched for the car and found it in East St. Louis.

Belleville officers then pursued the car into St. Louis. St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers assisted the pursuit and then pursued the suspect car back into East St. Louis. The pursuit ended in the 1900 block of College Ave., just two blocks from Interstate 64.

Three suspects ran from the vehicle, but all were found and taken into custody.

Monday, officials with the Belleville Police Department said Jermane Hunt, 25, of Washington Park, and Marquise Chairs, 21, of East St. Louis, were charged with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm. Each of their bonds was set at $200,000.

Anyone with further information about these incidents is asked to call Belleville Police at 618-234-1212 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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