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501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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Retail Theft Investigation

02-24-14 Web Release – Retail Theft Investigation

On 02-22-14, the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 1900 block of South Illinois Avenue in reference to a report of a theft.  During the course of the investigation, officers learned a subject stole several items from abusinessin Carbondale around 3:00 p.m. on 02-22-14. The subject was identified as Robert W. Nicholson and he was arrested for Felony Retail Theft, Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer, and Criminal Damage to Property.  Nicholson wasalso served with three Illinois arrest warrants and incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Robert W. Nicholson, Age 43

109 Casey Street

Anna, IL

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at (618) 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website.

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