Man Arrested as Suspect in Illinois Bank Robbery
Investigators say the man was arrested Tuesday near a Swansea cornfield after they found a car matching the description of a vehicle that had been used two hours earlier to rob the Bank of O'Fallon. The search for the man involved dozens of law enforcers and an Illinois State Police airplane. Authorities say the man entered the bank, implied he had a weapon and demanded money from a teller before running away.
O'Fallon interim police chief Jeff Wild says the man may be responsible for other bank robberies outside Illinois. There's no immediate word on charges. The FBI is investigating.
See other LocalNews news:Centralia Man Draws Prison Term for Retail Theft
Salem Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicle Burglary
Two Plead to Aggravated Battery Charges
Salem Man Pleads to Writing Bad Check to Attorney; Two Others Sentenced on Drug Charges
Police Beat for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015