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Reward Offered in Bank Robberies

Story by WBGZ Radio

Following the fifth bank robbery in a month and-a-half, a reward is now being offered if you provide information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible. In each case, the robber is described as a black male in his mid-20's to mid-30's, small thin build, 5'4" to 5'8" tall, 150 to 180 pounds, with Goatee style facial hair.

While it may appear the same person is responsible for each robbery, Madison County Sheriff's Department Captain Mike Dixon isn't ready to go that far.

Click here for Dixon's comments

On Wednesday, the 1st Mid-America Credit Union on Troy Road in Edwardsville was robbed. On January 2, the U.S. Bank in the 1,300 block of Edwardsville Road in Wood River was robbed. Robberies in December took place at the Regions Bank location near the railroad viaduct in East Alton, and at the Reliance Bank in the 2,800 block of Godfrey Road, which is located across the street from Quick Trip, On November 29, there was a robbery at the U.S. Bank in Upper Alton on Washington Avenue. No one was injured in any of the incidents. If you know anything about any of the robberies and are interested in a $1000 reward, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-8477 (TIPS). You can also call the Madison County Sheriff Anonymous Tip Line at 618-296-3000.

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