Man identified in connection with Zeigler bank robbery
ZEIGLER, Ill. (KFVS) - The man in custody in connection with an armed robbery in Zeigler at the Southern Illinois Bank has been identified.
According to the Zeigler Police Chief Ben Burkhamer, the suspect Earl M. Morlan, 60, was taken to Franklin County Jail on aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.
The Zeigler Police Department announced Burkamer was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon, February 1.
Police were called to the Southern Illinois Bank Tuesday morning, January 31 to a reported of an armed robbery.
Police said the suspect ran away from the scene.
A large police presence was seen in and around the bank located on the 200 block of Christopher Road.
“We received a call that a robbery was in progress at the bank. We had multiple units come to respond in the area. We were able to gather images off the security camera and we’re disseminating that now to see if the public can give us some help to identify him,” said Chief Burkhamer.
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