Southern Illinois Robbery Grid locks Du Quoin State Fair Set Up

Southern Illinois Robbery Grid locks Du Quoin State Fair Set Up

Elkville, IL - The search continues for bank robbery suspects in Southern Illinois. The Elkville State Bank in Jackson County was robbed Wednesday Afternoon.

Witnesses tell police two masked white males entered the bank at 2:50 p.m. and demanded money . The men were armed with handguns. The suspects made off with an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene by car with a third white male behind the wheel.

The get-away car was reportedly seen entering the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds just after 3 p.m. Illinois State Police limited access in and out of the fairgrounds while searching the area for the suspects and the car in which they fled.

Illinois State Police officers were told to be on the look out for a dark-colored, mid-sized Chevrolet passenger car, possibly with Indiana license plates. Witnesses reported the first three digits of the plate number as 8E4.