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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 8:00 am | Updated: 6:58 pm, Sat Jun 22, 2013.

The daughter of I-44 Truck Center owner Mark Robbins was one of two individuals arrested last week after an incident at his business.

According to the St. Clair Police Department, felony burglary and theft/stealing charges were issued on 17-year-old Jessica Robbins, of St. Clair, and 20-year-old Jacob Mahan, of Pacific.

The Class C felony charges stem from an alleged robbery that took place at the truck center, 705 N. Service Road West, last Tuesday, Oct. 30. Police Chief Bill Hammack said officers were dispatched to that location at 11:17 p.m. for a burglary that had been interrupted.

While law enforcement was responding, they were notified that Mark Robbins had interrupted the burglary and had followed a suspect vehicle to the westbound I-44 rest area.

At the rest area, Hammack said an undetermined but “large amount” of money was found that allegedly had been taken from the business, and Jessica Robbins and Mahan were arrested. Hammack would not say how much money was involved.

The police chief did confirm that Jessica Robbins was the daughter of Mark Robbins.

A third individual, a 21-year-old St. Clair man, also was arrested, but charges were not issued.

Bond was set at $35,000 for both Jessica Robbins and Mahan.

According to the charging documents, the Class C felony burglary/theft charges against the two individuals means the value of the property or services is more than $500 but less than $25,000.

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