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Tell City bank robber believed to be behind bars in Illinois

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Police arrest two men after Tuesday robbery in Urbana

By VINCE LUECKE
Editor

URBANA, Ill. – One of two Indiana men arrested Tuesday afternoon shortly after allegedly robbing an Illinois bank is believed to be the suspect in Tell City’s July bank heist.

Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said Ronald Corbin, 49, of Lafayette is believed to be the person who entered German American’s northside branch July 19 and demanded cash. The man allegedly showed the teller a handgun but did not point it any anyone.

According to the Urbana News-Gazette, the Corbin and Dennis Gallivan, 58, also of Lafayette were jailed after a police officer matched their car to one that left the scene of Tuesday’s robbery at Central Illinois Bank.

According to the newspaper’s website, police received noticed at 2:45 p.m. of a holdup alarm. Surveillance video allegedly showed a man, believe to be Corbin, entering the bank by himself, walk to a teller window and handing an employee a brown paper sack.

He also showed a gun, police said, and demanded cash be placed in the bag. He then left the bank. Police obtained information about the car the robber left in and located it on Interstate 74 near the city of St. Joseph.

Police believe Gallivan drove the car used in the robbery.

Malone said he was waiting to obtain more information from the FBI.