Mt. Vernon Woman Arrested For Armed Robbery

(MT. VERNON, IL) — A Mt. Vernon woman was arrested for armed robbery without a firearm early Thursday.  Authorities with the Mt. Vernon Police Department arrested 40 year old Heather Rowe after receiving a report at 4:28 a.m. Thursday, that the Circle K location on South 10th Street had been robbed.  The report indicated that the female suspect had implied that she had a gun. The investigation led to the nearby Huck’s Convenience store, also located on South 10th Street after an employee there indicated that a woman matching Rowe’s description was in the gaming room there. Rowe was transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center for the formal filing of charges and setting of bail.