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Armed robbery investigation in Jefferson County

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Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday in Jefferson County, Illinois.

Police say it happened on South 17th Street in Mt. Vernon in the early morning hours Tuesday.

Mt. Vernon police say one or two people approached the victim from behind and told him to put his hands in the air. The victim then felt an object, possibly a gun, pushed behind his back.

Someone then reached around and took money out of the victim's pockets and then walked away where the victim could not see them.

Jefferson County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for aggravated robbery.

Contact the Mt. Vernon Police Department at 242-2131 or Jefferson County Crime Stoppers at 242-8477 (TIPS) with any information.

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