Bank Robbery

Centralia Bank Robbed

Sep 10, 2018

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery in Centralia.

WJBD Radio reports there were no injuries when two men held up the People's National Bank facility around 9 a.m. Monday.

Benton Police Dept.

Authorities have identified the elderly man wanted in a Franklin County bank robbery.

Benton Police say he is 82-year-old Arthur Bays of Marion. Bays was taken into custody without incident Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of West Main Street.

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A southern Illinois man will spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally stabbing two bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery.

An Alabama man has admitted to robbing a southern Illinois bank.

The U.S. attorney for Southern Illinois says 38-year-old George David Treece pleaded guilty to robbing the Farmers State Bank in Central City in Marion County last August.


A western Kentucky man has been charged with robbing a southern Illinois bank.

A southern Illinois man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges related to a botched, deadly bank robbery.

A grand jury will decide whether a man suspected in a fatal bank robbery in Cairo should face other charges.

A former convict who authorities say is a suspect in the deadly bank robbery in Cairo has been charged with a related weapons count.

Federal prosecutors charged 29-year-old James Watts of Cairo Friday with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The U.S. attorney says Watts was arrested Thursday on a railroad trestle in Cairo hours after a First National Bank branch in that city was robbed. Authorities say two bank employees were killed and a third employee was critically injured.