Peoria police issue warrant for bank robbery suspect

By WEEK Producer

September 14, 2012 Updated Sep 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria police have named the identity of the suspect they say was involved in a September 12 bank robbery in Peoria.

Investigators say they have issued a Federal Bank Robbery Warrant for the arrest of Ollie William Howell, 37. Howell is described as a black male, 6-foot-two and 200 pounds.

Howell was last seen in the Bloomington/Normal area on the day of the robbery, which took place at the South Side Bank, 4100 W. Willow Knolls Road. Authorities say he has family that resides in the Kewanee area.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the location of Howell please contact the Peoria Police Department at 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers at 673-9000.

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