Murphysboro Police Investigating Alleged Theft

Murphysboro – Murphysboro Police are investigating an alleged theft that happened yesterday morning. According to police reports, officers received a call to a residence on the 2200 Block of Commercial Avenue to a theft in progress. There they were told that a suspect was running from the scene, possibly with a handgun. Officers gave chase and followed the man into another home on Commercial Avenue where officers detained and questioned several in connection to the incident but no arrests were made. They also found a handgun in the area that they believe was connected to the incident. The investigation is ongoing.