A suspected bank robber is behind bars after allegedly holding up the Liberty Bank location on Homer Adams Parkway in Alton. The robbery happened at about 3:00 Thursday afternoon, when the suspect entered the bank showing a gun, jumped over the counter, and demanded money from tellers. He got away with an undetermined amount of money
He got into a getaway car that was parked nearby and fled the scene, but bank employees immediately called the police. The suspect’s erratic driving caught the eye of witnesses who flagged down police. After the witnesses provided a description of the vehicle and a license plate number, they were able to find the suspect and arrest him in the 1,100 block of Long Avenue. Charges are pending, and could be filed through the U.S. Attorney’s office.