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|Peoria Duo Charged in Robbery of Galesburg Bank
|posted 6:03 a-m, updated 8:45 a-m, 3/25/9 Police in Peoria have arrested a man and a woman for their alleged roles in the armed robbery of a Galesburg bank.
Police announced the arrests of four people on Tuesday in connection to more than a dozen armed robberies, most of them in the Peoria area and one in Galesburg. Peoria authorities say they worked with the FBI and were able to link 24-year old Destiny McGee of Peoria with three men following the robbery of the Galesburg Banking Center in the 600 block of West Main Street on March 11th. The others arrested have been identified as 23-year old Antwan Phelps, 25-year old Martinez Shorty and 22-year old Brice Carter - all of Peoria.
An affidavit alleges Phelps robbed the local bank and got into a vehicle driven by McGee. Peoria police say surveillance video from a hotel near the bank allowed them to compare McGee's images with mug shots they had on file, which reportedly showed similarities.
The robbery at the Galesburg bank happened around 2:30 p-m on March 11th. Police reports say a black male in his late teens or early 20's wearing a dark mask, a gray hoodie and dark pants with a black backpack in his possession allegedly displayed a silver automatic handgun. Authorities say the man reportedly got into the back of a green Pontiac and fled northbound. It's not believed he got away with any money.
A Galesburg police spokesman Wednesday morning said the department had no information to release related to the robbery and the apparent capture of the suspects.
Authorities in Peoria say Phelps, Shorty and Carter are jailed on armed robbery charges. McGee has been indicted in federal court for bank robbery. She's been in custody since March 16th and a bond hearing for her is scheduled for Thursday.
|03 24 09 by Newsroom
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