4 residents robbed in just 3 days

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Police arrested a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Saturday and are still investigating other robberies that occurred Thursday and Friday.

The Charleston Police Department currently has a suspect in custody in connection with an armed robbery that took place on Polk Ave. on Saturday, according to a press release.

Martin Ray “Petey” Oliver Jr., 19, of 211 Polk Ave, was arrested at his place of residence at 9:38 p.m. in connection with the robbery.

The victim reported that the suspect demanded money and said he had a gun.

Oliver is currently incarcerated at the Coles County Safety and Detention Center.

Another robbery occurred on Friday at the parking lot of 1429 Seventh Street where an adult male reported that he was walking through the parking lot when two black males approached armed with handguns.

The victim turned over his property and the two males left on foot.

The first suspect was described as a black male in his fifties, approximately 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 tall and weighing 160 to 170 pounds.

The second suspect was described as a black male in his 20s approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds.

The second suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and displayed a black handgun.

The incident is still being investigated by the Charleston Police Department.

Also, two food delivery drivers were robbed at knife point while delivering food in two separate incidences on the 900 block of Second Street at around 5:48 p.m. on Thursday.

The suspect in the food delivery robberies was described as a white male approximately 5-foot-9 tall wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and between ages 18 to 20. The suspect fled from each robbery on foot.

The incidents are under investigation by Charleston Police