armed robberies http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Metro East Law Enforcement Targets Armed Robbers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-east-law-enforcement-targets-armed-robbers <p>Federal, state and local law enforcement in the Metro East are zeroing in on armed robberies with a coalition similar to the Major Case Squad.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen </span>Wigginton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is spearheading the effort to go after a spate of what he called "brazen and violent" armed robberies this summer.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wigginton said prosecutors will go after offenders with federal charges that often carry longer sentences.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:37:34 +0000 Maria Altman 29854 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro East Law Enforcement Targets Armed Robbers