- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an armed robbery suspect who stole purses from at least three women attending church choir rehearsal in Washington Park.

Detective James Mister of the Washington Park Police Department tells the Belleville News-Democrat (https://bit.ly/17yw59C ) the robbery happened Wednesday night at Mount Calvary Church of God. He says the suspect displayed a handgun, but no one was injured.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man with a thin build. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a white handkerchief covering his face and neck area.

Mister says several other people were in the church during the robbery so there could be more victims.

The department is urging anyone with information regarding the incident to contact authorities.

___

Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, https://www.bnd.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide