Mt. Vernon Register-News

August 19, 2013

Man accused of robbing store twice


Associated Press

BELLEVILLE — — A Belleville man is accused of robbing the same convenience store twice in less than a month.

The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/13wMitb ) reports prosecutors in St. Clair County have charged 21-year-old Landon Brown with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm.

Authorities say Brown robbed the Belleville Circle K store on July 22, then again early last Thursday. They say he fled the business with cash he'd demanded from a clerk at rifle-point.

Police arrested Brown after a short foot chase that ended with him being found hiding behind a bush near a home. The rifle was found nearby.

Online court records don't show whether Brown has an attorney, and he has an unlisted home telephone number.