MURPHYSBORO -- A juvenile was arrested after an armed robbery report at about 10:15 p.m. Monday at Circle-K at 823 N. 14th St. in Murphysboro.

Police were informed a black male dressed in dark clothing and carrying a backpack had displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register. The subject fled on foot.

An officer responding to the store encountered a man who fit the description two blocks from the store. The subject was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

The person was taken back to the store, where the clerk identified them as the perpetrator. The subject was taken into custody and transported to Jackson County Jail, pending a court appearance.

The subject’s name is being withheld pending a decision on formal charges.

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