Second man charged in connection with Creston bank robbery

CRESTON — A second arrest has been made in connection with the robbery at the Holcomb Bank in Creston on Tuesday.

Ogle County Sheriff’s Office Detectives took Jeremy L. Hines, 37, of Rochelle into custody early Wednesday, charging him with possession of stolen property, a Class 3 felony. Hines is currently housed in the Ogle County Jail and will appear before a judge later today.

On Tuesday at 2:04 p.m. the sheriff’s office received a report of a hold up alarm at the Holcomb Bank on Ill. Rte. 38 in Creston. Information received indicated a male subject wearing a black hat, Chicago Bears jersey with a bandage on his face; he obtained an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and fled the location on foot.

During the course of the investigation a deputy recognized the suspect from previous contacts.

William Wayne Clark II of Rochelle was arrested for robbery, a Class 2 felony. Clark was transported and housed at the Ogle County jail. Clark is expected to appear before a judge Wednesday.

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said the bank’s surveillance camera videos pointed deputies in the right direction.

“We started going through video from the surveillance cameras, and one of the deputies thought he recognized the suspect, he had similar characteristics. We went and made contact with him and investigated further,” VanVickle said. “We were very fortunate to be able to solve a bank robbery like that, and that is was handled in a few hours. From the responding deputies to the investigators…it was a really good team effort all the way around.”

Clark mug

William Wayne Clark II


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