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On 09/24/21 at approximately 11:47 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 700 block of South Dixon Street. Officers learned the victim was approached by two suspects, one who displayed a handgun and demanded property from the victim. A struggle ensued and the suspects eventually took the victim’s property before fleeing south on foot on South Dixon Street. While running away, the suspect who displayed the handgun fired a shot into the air. The suspects were last seen running east on West Freeman Street from Dixon Street. The suspect armed with the firearm was described as a tall, thin white male wearing all black clothing including a black face mask. The second suspect was described as a tall, thin, black male wearing all black including a black face mask. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the struggle. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS. The investigation into the incident is 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!