O'Fallon bank robbery suspect caught after manhunt

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 15 at 7:07 PM

(KMOV) – Police caught a man accused of robbing an O’Fallon, Ill. bank before dumping his getaway vehicle in Swansea on Tuesday.

Authorities say the suspect robbed the Bank of O’Fallon in the 900 block of S. Lincoln around 11:30 a.m.

Police say he jumped in a getaway car and fled the scene. The car was later found near a cornfield east of Route 159 in Swansea.

Several officers canvassed the area and eventually caught the suspect with the help of a police chopper.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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