St. Charles police seeking man who robbed comic-book store employee

ST. CHARLES   •  A man took a bank bag Monday morning from a female employee of a comic-book store on the shop's parking lot, police said.

The incident took place about 10:55 a.m. outside the Fantasy Shop at 2426 West Clay Street.

Police said the gunman implied he had a weapon when he demanded that the employee turn over the bank bag. The employee was walking to the store.  Police didn't say how much money was in the bag. 

The gunman was last seen running north along Droste Road, police said.

Five schools in the vicinity were placed on lockdown for about 90 minutes although there was no direct threat to the schools, the St. Charles School District said on its Facebook page. The lockdown was lifted around 1 p.m., the district said.

Affected were St. Charles West High School and Null, Monroe, Jefferson Intermediate and Lewis and Clark schools, the district said.

The suspect was described as white with dark brown hair, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing a navy blue Cardinals jacket, dark blue pants and dark-colored tennis shoes.  

Anyone with information on the incident should contact St. Charles police at 636-949-3562 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 636-949-3333.