The suspect in the robbery of the July 1st DeWitt Savings Bank robbery has been arrested.
Clinton Police have arrested Anthony J. Brown, 32, Bloomington, IL as the suspect responsible.
Brown is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges stemming from an August 18th robbery of the Ascentra Credit Union in Bettendorf, IA. Pursuant their investigation and with the cooperation of assisting law enforcement agencies, Clinton Police were able to substantiate Brown’s involvement in the Dewitt Savings Bank robbery while he was being held in the McLean County Jail on the Iowa bank robbery charges.
Clinton Police have turned their completed investigation over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the Dewitt County State’s Attorney’s Office has deferred prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Central District of Illinois where a federal indictment is expected.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers said quote - “We’re happy to have this investigation behind us with the suspect identified and in custody so that prosecutors can move forward to the next phase. I appreciate the diligent work by our detective and the other assisting agencies that has brought us to this resolution in the case.”
Brown robbed DeWitt Savings bank on July 1
Officers learned that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller station and presented a handwritten note demanding money.
After a brief exchange, the bank employee complied with the suspect's demands and the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No weapons were displayed during the robbery and no one was injured.
Clinton Police were assisted in the investigation by the Dewitt County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police, McLean County Sheriff’s Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.