Three Arrested for Armed Robberies


By WSIL Manager

JACKSON CO. -- Three people have been arrested in connection with armed robberies at Jackson County convenience stores.

Drake M. Smith, 18, and Marlon A. Santos, 19, both of Murphysboro, along with a 17-year-old, have been charged with armed robbery.

Jackson County authorities say they've linked the teens to robberies at Casey's General Store in Elkville on Jan. 18 and at the Casey's in Murphysboro on Jan. 23.

The suspects are also believed to be involved in the armed robbery of Casey's in Zeigler on Jan. 6.

The three are being held at the Jackson County Jail.

Investigators expect more arrests. They are also looking into the possibility that the group is responsible for other armed robberies in our area.





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