Lincoln Police respond to robbery
call at State Bank of Lincoln
Suspect arrested in Sangamon County
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[April 18, 2017]
- On Monday, April 17, 2017, at approximately 9:38 a.m., Lincoln
Police Department was dispatched to 818 Woodlawn Rd, State Bank of
Lincoln Branch, for a report of a robbery that just occurred.
Lincoln Police Officers responded to learn a black male subject
indicated he had a weapon, but did not display it, and demanded
money. The male fled the scene and bank tellers were able to provide
a good description of the suspect that fled on foot from the scene
after taking an undetermined amount of currency. Officers obtained
vehicle information that was involved from witnesses and notified
area law enforcement.
Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office was able to stop a vehicle matching
the description and located a suspect. The suspect was taken into
custody on Sangamon County charges. Lincoln Police will forward
charges of Aggravated Robbery (Class 1 Felony) against the suspect
to the Logan County State’s Attorney.
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This investigation is still open and in progress by the Lincoln
Police Department, so further comments will be limited. Information
from the arrest of the suspect should be obtained from the Sangamon
County Sheriff’s Office. The charges are merely allegations, and the
defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All
reports will be forwarded to the Logan County State’s Attorney for
I would like to commend the State Bank tellers for their great work
of providing necessary description and the witnesses that provided a
vehicle description that led to the arrest.
Participating agencies: Lincoln Police Department, Sangamon County
Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, and Logan County Sheriff’s
AUTHORITY: Paul Adams, Chief of Police