Smithton Bank Robbery Suspect Detained

CBS St. Louis

COLUMBIA, Ill. (KMOX) – Police in Columbia, Illinois may have captured a bank robber, Thursday afternoon.

Chief Joe Edwards says officers stopped a car matching the description of the getaway vehicle from a late morning heist at Regions Bank in Smithton.

The driver of a silver Mitsubishi was taken into custody on Route 3 near Wedgewood.

Edwards says the FBI is assisting Columbia police with the investigation into what’s being described as an armed robbery case.

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