Sikeston police arrest man in connection with Christmas Eve robbery

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

SIKESTON, Mo. -- A man is in custody following an armed robbery of a Sikeston business on Christmas Eve.

The Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call around 9:30 p.m. Thursday about an armed robbery at Fas Gas, 600 N. Main St. A male suspect later identified as Mareno Jones, 22, reportedly walked into the business brandishing a weapon and demanding cash. He then ran out the door with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene, police said.

Jones was found about two hours later at a residence on Matthews Street and arrested without incident.

Jones was charged with robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Jones remained in custody Monday at the Scott County Jail under a $25,000 bond.

Pertinent address:

600 N. Main St., Sikeston, MO

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