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1 arrested in connection with Marion, IL burglary

Surveillance image of suspects. (Source: Marion PD) Surveillance image of suspects. (Source: Marion PD)
Surveillance image of suspects. (Source: Marion PD) Surveillance image of suspects. (Source: Marion PD)
Surveillance image of suspect. (Source: Marion PD) Surveillance image of suspect. (Source: Marion PD)
MARION, IL (KFVS) -

One of two Marion, Illinois burglary suspects was arrested in Wisconsin on Oct. 9.

Robert A. Ely, 49, of Chicago, Ill., was arrested by the Brown County Sheriff's Office in Green Bay, Wis. He is being held at the Brown County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

According to Marion police, the Williamson County State's Attorney's Office had issued an arrest warrant for Ely for residential burglary as a result of the investigation.

Police say on Sept. 10, two men in a dark-colored truck approached an elderly Marion woman while she was outside of her home. After the woman accepted their offer to clean her gutters, police say one of the suspects distracted her while the other stole items from inside her home.

The incident was caught on the woman's video surveillance camera.

Police asked for the public's help identifying the suspects.

The first suspect was described as a white man, medium build, with short gray hair and a white or salt and peppered mustache and goatee. He was seen wearing a plaid buttoned-up shirt, blue jeans and a light-colored hat.

The second suspect was described as a white man, stock build and dark brown hair. He was wearing a dark t-shirt and blue jeans.

According to police, the incident took place in the area of N. Russell St. and W. Deyoung St.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 618-993-2124.

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