MARTINSVILLE, Ill.bank is robbed UPDATE

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MARTINSVILLE, Ill. (WTHI) - A Wabash Valley bank is robbed.

Now, authorities need help finding the suspect.

The Clark County Sheriff's Department said the First Bank and Trust at the corner of York and Cumberland in Martinsville, Illinois was robbed at 8:20 Tuesday morning.

Two tellers and one customer were inside the bank at the time of the robbery.

Officials say all three were attacked with pepper spray.

The suspect is described as male, 6 feet tall and 180lbs. He was wearing a black ski mask, a dark coat, and carrying a dark backpack.

Officials say an unknown black male driving a silver Chevrolet Lumina was seen in the area and may be of interest.

Anyone with any information should contact Martinsville Police at 217-382-4023.
 

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wow...seems our bank robberys are branching out across state lines. lol
Glad no one was hurt!!!

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UPDATE MARTINSVILLE, Ill.bank is robbed UPDATE

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Police arrest a man in connection with Tuesday morning bank robbery in Martinsville, Illinois.
Terre Haute police arrested James Howard Johnson, 21, of Terre Haute, this afternoon. Johnson faces preliminary charges of possession of stolen property and having a firearm as a convicted felon.
News 10 is told Terre Haute police thought they were solving a credit union robbery from last month, but they now believe Johnson is responsible for the robbery of the First Bank of Martinsville.
Police say some of that stolen property was identified as money from the Martinsville robbery, in which three people were pepper sprayed in the face. 121 gold coins police say were taken from a local credit union last month were also recovered.
Detectives working on that case is what brought them to Johnson's address on south 9th street this morning. "Quite honestly, this is just how our investigation on the cases we were working here progressed, kind of led us to that. he did seem to match the description of the robberies we had here," says Terre Haute Assistant Police Chief Shawn Keen.
Johnson is currently in the Vigo County jail on those two possession charges.
Illinois State Police say they have already filed charges against Johnson for the Martinsville bank robbery.
 
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