Two in custody for East St. Louis bank robbery that left one dead


EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – The FBI Springfield Division issued a brief statement Saturday afternoon saying two men were in custody for a deadly bank robbery in East St. Louis.

The robbery happened late Friday afternoon at the First Bank in the 300 block of Riverpark Drive. A security guard, Ted Horn of St. Clair County, was shot and killed at the scene.

The suspects tried to enter a bank in Fairmont City, Illinois earlier in the day and on Aug. 26 but were not let in due to suspicious behavior, according to an email Friday from the FBI Springfield Division.

After the two failed attempts, they traveled to East St. Louis.

The suspects have yet to be charged.

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