Man charged in two armed robberies in Metro East -

Man charged in two armed robberies in Metro East

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By Carlos Otero By Carlos Otero

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A federal grand jury is accusing a man of armed robberies nearly three months apart in southwestern Illinois, in one case shooting a business owner.

Forty-seven-year-old Timothy Collier was indicted in East St. Louis on two counts each of robbery and using a firearm during a violent crime.

Authorities allege that on April 25, Collier stole jewelry and a gun from the owner of East St. Louis Jewelry and Loan, shooting the 51-year-old victim in the chest and head. The owner survived.

Prosecutors say Collier then allegedly took cash from a worker at Arena Liquor in Belleville on July 12.

Online court records don’t show whether Collier has an attorney. Associated Press efforts to find an address for Collier were unsuccessful.

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