On 12-28-21 at approximately 8:33 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 400 block of East College Street in reference to a report of an armed robbery. Officers met with the victim who reported that he was walking with an acquaintance in the 400 block of East College Street when he was approached by three suspects described as black males wearing masks. At least two of the suspects possessed handguns. The suspects battered the victim and took property from him. The suspects are believed to have left the area in two vehicles, one of which was described by the victim as a tan Honda. The victim had injuries that did not require hospitalization as a result of the incident. The suspects are believed to be known by the acquaintance of the victim. 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!