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Police News 05-09-14

Glasford Bank Robbery Suspect Appears In Peoria County Circuit Court On Thursday (Peoria, IL) -- One of the two men who were arrested last month following a bank robbery that took place in Glasford was back in court on Thursday. 24-year old Josh Wernsman of Canton appeared in Peoria County Circuit Court yesterday. He was facing two counts of armed robbery as well as one count of theft. The charges stem from the hold up of the Glasford State Bank on April 17th. Authorities say that 26-year old Kevin Angus, also of Canton, went into the bank with a knife and robbed. A shoebox that was full of money is believed to have been money taken during the robbery. Police then arrested both Angus and Wernsman, but Angus was later found dead in his jail cell last month. Bond for Wernsman is at $150,000 and he continues to be held in the Peoria County Jail. His next court appearance has been set for June 13th. Woman Injured During Hit & Run Accident In Peoria Thursday Night (Peoria, IL) -- A woman suffered injuries after she was hit by a car Thursday night. Peoria police say the accident happened in the 400 block of West Howett Street in Peoria last night at about 9 p.m. The vehicle that struck the victim, fled the scene after the accident. Because of witnesses account of the accident, police believe a second vehicle may have been involved and also left the scene. The victim was taken to OSF-St. Francis Medical Center where she is being treated with what are being called non-life threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation. Alleged Robber Of Two Champaign Banks Arrested (Champaign, IL) -- A GPS device helps police nab a man accused of robbing two Champaign banks. Authorities quickly arrested and charged 41-year-old Maurion Atkins yesterday. He is accused of robbing Prospect and Central Illinois Banks. Atkins was allegedly handed cash, which had a GPS device inside. He was caught a short time later as police pinpointed which car he was in with the help of the GPS. Authorities are investigating whether Atkins was working with someone else.

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