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An East St. Louis man is back home after spending nearly four months in jail for a crime he did not commit.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that DNA evidence cleared 20-year-old Marlon Miller as a suspect in a brutal rape and robbery. The victim was walking home from a Metrolink stop in East St. Louis when someone pointed a gun at her and forced to a secluded area, then robbed and raped her.

Miller may still be headed to court, he alleges that former East St. Louis detective Orlando Ward coerced a confession to the robbery and helped charge him with sexual assault. Ward was arrested last month for allegedly being a part of a drug ring. 

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The St. Louis Police Department says a suspect is in custody connected to fatal shooting at a south city convenience store last week.

The shooting happened on Friday on the 4400 block of Chippewa. Police say a suspect was trying to rob the store when one of the owners threaten the suspect with a baseball bat. The suspect then shot both of the owners, killing one and hitting the other in the arm.

Police cannot release more information on the suspect until warrants are issued.

 

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Two of three suspects are in custody after allegedly robbing a pizza delivery driver in north county last week.

18-year-old Joey Hale Jr faces First Degree Robbery charges. Ava Jackson was arrested on Friday for allegedly ordering the pizza that the driver was delivering when the robbery occurred.

St. Louis County Police allege that Hale Jr and a third suspect jumped from the bushes outside a Spanish Lake apartment complex. The suspects were both armed, one with an AK-47 assault rifle, when they demanded money from the driver.

St. Louis County Police continue to work undercover with delivery companies. The campaign started after several Imo's Pizza drivers were robbed last year.

The third suspect remains on the loose.

 

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Police say they have one suspect in custody connected to the robbery of a pizza deliver driver on Memorial Day.

Police say the driver was outside a Spanish Lake apartment complex when two men ran out of the bushes at the driver. KMOV reports one of the suspects was carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.

The second suspect remains on the loose.

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A fake UPS driver is in custody after allegedly tying up and robbing an Ellisville woman a month ago.

Tyson McGuire faces several felony charges including theft and kidnapping. Police say on April 27 McGuire posed as the delivery driver and after the victim opened the door, he barged into her house and taped her to the stove. That is when McGuire allegedly stole several items from her home.

St. Louis City Police learned where McGuire was staying and shared that with Ellisville Police who arrested him.

 

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Police are asking for help to find the suspects who robbed a Cahokia gas station overnight.

The Midwest Petroleum convenience store was robbed around 2:30 AM. Three suspects smashed the front windows of the store. The suspects drove off in a blue Chevy truck with an American flag rear window cover. Police say there is damage to the right rear corner of the truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cahokia Police department at (618)337-9505.

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Two late-night joggers were robbed near Carondelet Park around 12:30 this morning.

The victims told police a car pulled up next to them and the driver asked for directions. When one of the joggers approached the car, three teens assaulted him and stole his cell phone. The suspects piled into the car and sped off.

Police arrested two suspects in connection to the crime and a third is being held by juvenile authorities  Two suspects remain at large. Police say the suspects are all thought to be between 15 and 18 years old. 

 

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Three suspects have been arrested, two are still on the loose after a jogger was robbed in south St. Louis early Thursday morning.

Police say the male jogger was attacked and had his cellphone stolen in the 6200 block of Leona around 12:15 a.m. when three men and two women pulled up in a car and asked for directions.

The jogger was unhurt.

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Police are asking for help to find the suspect in a Maplewood bank robbery.

Police say a man robbed the PNC Bank on Big Bend. That suspect is described as a white man, between 5'8" and 5'10".  

Police say the suspect was wearing a ball cap, a dress shirt and tie, and appeared to be wearing a fake beard. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maplewood Police Department at 314-646-3621 or 314-781-3733.

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A restaurant cook was attacked and robbed overnight in Shiloh, IL. Authorities say a suspect is in custody.

According to police, the worker was finishing his shift at the 54th Street Grill in the Green Mount Crossing Shopping Center off I-64. Shiloh police rushed to the scene just after 1:00 a.m. Monday after the employee reported being grabbed from behind and robbed while he was waiting for a ride outside the restaurant.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Shiloh police and Illinois State Police set up a perimeter and used search dogs to track down the suspect.

The suspect was captured by police and taken into custody.  Charges could be filed later Monday.  The employee suffered a minor injury and was treated and released by EMS workers.

 
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