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On 01-17-19 at 12:07 PM Carbondale Police received a report of an armed robbery which just occurred at Han’s Market located at 863 E. Grand. The employee reported that the suspect displayed a large knife and demanded money. The suspect then fled the area on a bicycle. CPD Officers responded and quickly located a suspect matching the description running from the area. The suspect fled into an occupied apartment in The Fields Apartment complex. With the assistance of the resident, they were able to locate and arrest the suspect without further incident. Officers and Detectives on scene were able to recover evidence related to this robbery.
The suspect is a juvenile, who was also wanted for a 2018 Armed Robbery case. The suspect was later incarcerated. No one was injured during the course of the robbery.
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!