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On February 28, 2020, at 1:13 a.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 300 block of S. Marion Street in reference to a strong armed robbery. The investigation revealed three male suspects approached the victim and one of them took the victim’s wallet. The same suspect then punched the victim as he attempted to retrieve his wallet. All three suspects fled the area on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries, which did not require medical treatment.
The suspects are described as a black male, 5’11” tall, thin build, with a long dreadlock hairstyle, who was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and sandals. The second suspect is a black female, 5’4” tall, thin build, who was wearing a white jacket with a green hood. The third suspect is black female, 5’6” tall, heavy build, with a long dreadlock hairstyle, who was wearing a white puffy jacket and grey pants. The investigation is currently active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!