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Dollar General armed robbery in Belleville

10:28 PM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - Shots were fired inside a Dollar General store during an armed robbery, the Belleville Police Department said Friday.

The shooting took place at a Dollar General store at the Wave Square Shopping Center, located near the intersection of Lebanon and Sherman.

Few details have been released, but police confirmed the shooting occurred between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The suspect had on a mask and was armed with a handgun when he went in the Dollar General store.  Police said the man fired at least one round.  No one was injured.

Workers at the restaurant next door said they believe customers were inside the store when the robbery took place.

NewsChannel 5 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.


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