Husband and Wife Face Bank Robbery Charges

Samuel Yates
Samuel Yates
Laurie Yates
Laurie Yates

Husband and Wife Face Bank Robbery Charges
By: Heartland News

DONGOLA, Ill. - A husband and wife from Cobden face charges in connection with a bank robbery Thursday in Dongola.
Samuel Yates faces armed robbery charges.  His wife faces conspiracy charges.

The state's attorney says Samuel Yates held up the First Dongola State Bank Thursday afternoon, but wasn't on the run for long.  He escaped from the bank with an armful of cash because he apparently didn't have a bag to put it in.  Officials say he also shoved some of the money in his shorts, something that helped police catch him.

The couple sits behind bars.