armed robberies

Metro East
3:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Metro East Law Enforcement Targets Armed Robbers

U.S. Attorney for the District of Southern Illinois Stephen Wigginton is surrounded by local Metro East law enforcement officials as he announced a new initiative targeting armed robbery
Maria Altman St. Louis Public Radio

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.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton is spearheading the effort to go after a spate of what he called "brazen and violent" armed robberies this summer.

Wigginton said prosecutors will go after offenders with federal charges that often carry longer sentences.

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