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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A Belleville man is accused of robbing a gas station earlier this week, and police are crediting social media tips for his arrest.

The Circle K in the 400 block of South Belt East was robbed around noon on Monday. Belleville police say members of the public who follow the department's Facebook page were the key to identifying the suspect.

Patrick S. McGuire, 48, is charged with one count of interference with commerce by robbery. He was arrested and is held in federal custody.

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