Williamson Co. sheriff asking public's help in finding 2 burglary suspects | Crime
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick is asking for help from the public in finding two burglary suspects.
According to Vick, in the early morning of Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an interrupted burglary at King Tut’s convenience store on Route 37 at Lake of Egypt Road. He says an employee of the store had arrived to open the store for business and interrupted the burglary. The clerk was knocked to the ground while at least one burglar fled the store.
At about the same time, Vick says a resident of the area called the sheriff’s office to report a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle, a red Pontiac passenger car, fled from the area when its occupants noticed the caller was watching them. Vick says the caller was able to observe the vehicle long enough to provide a license plate number and thorough description.
Marion Police Department found the vehicle traveling north on Route 37. Vick says the vehicle stopped and three black male subjects fled on foot. He says one suspect was caught and is in custody. Due to the ongoing investigation, he says this suspect is not being identified at this time.
Sheriff Vick is asking for help identifying the other two suspects.
Anyone with information about this burglary can contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 618-997-6541, or contact their local law enforcement agency.
People with information about this burglary, or any other crime, may also contact Williamson County Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-414-TIPS (8477), by online message at www.williamsoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637). If a text message is used, the tipster needs to begin the text with the word “quicktip_”.
Persons contacting Crimestoppers do not have to leave their name or telephone number. They will remain completely anonymous, and receive a tip number for identification.
The sheriff's office says information received that leads to an arrest may make the caller eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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