According to Lt. Mike Hoguet, a spokesman for the Fairview Heights Police Department, the robbery occurred just before 2:35 a.m. on Sunday, June 13 at the Circle K in the 10400 block of Lincoln Highway.
The suspect walked into the gas station brandishing a pistol and demanded cash and cigarettes. He fled the area on foot. No one was injured in the robbery.
Police described the suspect as an African-American man with a slim build in his mid-20s. He was last seen wearing a striped beanie and ski mask, a white shirt over a black t-shirt, black shorts and black tennis shoes.
Anyone with information on the robbery is encouraged to contact the Fairview Heights Police Department at 618-489-2130.