Police say 29-year-old Lori Sisak robbed the cashier at knifepoint on Saturday night, but the employee claimed she could not open the cash drawer without a purchase. That is when Sisan allegedly grabbed coins from a tip jar. She is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Metro-east police are looking for two suspect who reportedly robbed a student on the SIU-Edwardsville campus overnight. University officials issued a text alert to students and staff reporting the 1:00am robbery at the Cougar Village apartment complex.
The suspects are described as two black men in their 20s. One suspect is described as in his 20s, thin and wearing a black jacket and stocking cap and carrying a handgun. The second suspect also is described in his 20s and thin with a gray coat and stocking cap. They were armed with a handgun.
Officials haven't said what was stolen from the victim.
The robbery happened at the First Collinsville Bank just after 10 this morning. The man was dressing in camouflage when he drove up to the ATM, stole several canisters filled with cash and sped off. Maryville Police are handling the investigation.
A passersby found the victim in the garage about 12:30 p.m. and called 9-1-1.
The victim was injured, but her condition is unknown.
Police would only say, her attacker was a man.
St. Mary's officials released a statement that said, "The safety of our patients, visitors and employees is a top priority. We are working closely with the Richmond Heights Police Department to investigate this unfortunate situation."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond Heights Police Department at 314-645-3000.