Bank Robbery Suspect in Two States Caught

by Staff on October 15, 2011

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In an awesome display of interagency teamwork, law enforcements officers from the Crawfordsville Police, Danville (Illinois) Police, Vermillion County (Illinois) Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Indiana State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation apprehended a bank robbery suspect.

Law enforcement believes that the man, whose name was not yet released, is responsible for two bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery in Indiana and Illinois. The arrest was the result of Illinois law enforcement and bank employees identifying the suspect through bank surveillance photos.

The 22-year-old male from Danville, Illinois, was taken into police custody around 9:45 p.m. Friday night, in Danville, after a short foot pursuit near 208 North Bowman Ave. He was preliminarily charged with Robbery of a Financial Institution in Illinois and held without bond in the Vermillion County (Illinois) Jail. That charge stems from the robbery of a bank in Casey, Illinois, on October 12th.

Robbery charges in Indiana are being sought by ISP Detective Jim Cody for the robbery of the Main Source Bank in Covington, Indiana. When the man was arrested, officers located items that they believe to be related to the bank robberies, including cash.

Police recovered the vehicle they believe was used in the crimes and a search warrant was also served at the Danville, Illinois, home of the suspect’s mother, where he resides.

During the arrest, the suspect received minor injuries from a police service dog. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

“This arrest was the direct result of great police cooperation, attentive witnesses, and good bank surveillance photos. Solving these crimes was not only a success for law enforcement, but a success for the banking institutions as well,” stated Detective Jim Cody of the Indiana State Police.

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