Arrest Made in Connection With Two Mt. Vernon Bank Robberies
Mt. Vernon Police believe Franklin is responsible for the December 11th robbery at the Gen-Fed Financial Credit Union on South 42nd Street in Mt. Vernon as well as the robbery last Saturday at the Fifth Third Bank on Broadway. Franklin is also listed as a suspect in a total of 14 bank robberies in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.
The break in the case came when police were able to match a yellow Chevrolet Cavalier found in Urbana January second to surveillance video from the Manteno bank. A search was later conducted at Franklin's home.
The bank robberies were among four that have occurred in Jefferson County since late November. Arrests had already been made in connection with a robbery at the Community First Bank of the Heartland in Woodlawn and at the Jefferson County Schools Credit Union in Mt. Vernon.
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