Carbondale Police investigate armed robbery

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Carbondale Times

Police are seeking a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred last week.

Authorities say officers responded around 4:14 a.m. Aug. 19 to a report of a robbery that had occurred about 45 minutes earlier in the 500 block of South Logan Street.

The victim reported being approached by an unknown black male on a black bicycle with a white seat and a cable lock around the frame.

The male was described as about 30 years old and standing about 5-foot-8 with an average build, short curly black hair, brown eyes, a full beard, and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

The suspect and victim reportedly engaged in a conversation that ended when the suspect produced a black handgun and demanded money.

The suspect took property belonging to the victim and rode the bicycle northbound. The victim then walked to the police department to report the robbery.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Carbondale Police at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677.