Police arrest two men for Glasford bank robbery

By WEEK Producer

April 17, 2014 Updated Apr 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM CDT

GLASFORD, Ill. -- Police have arrested two men in connection with the armed robbery of the Glasford State Bank, 305 W. Main Street.

Police responded to the bank just after 10 a.m. after a female employee called 911 saying the bank was being robbed.

The Sheriff's department said a white man, wearing all black clothing, showed a knife and asked for money. He then fled on foot.

Detectives and K9 units were soon led to a home on Essex Street, not far from the bank.

There, they arrested Kevin Angus, 26, and Josh Wernsman, 24. Sheriff's deputies believes Angus was the person who went into the bank.

One woman was also being questioned by police. They are unsure at this time if she will be charged.

Deputies also recovered thousands of dollars in cash.

Schools in Glasford were placed on lock down during the search.

The Sheriff said he is happy they followed the procedures while this unfolded in the small town.

"Once we let them know a man was armed and out on foot and robbed a bank, they locked the school down...exactly what they should have done," said Sheriff Mike McCoy. "I commend the school administrators for following the active shooters protocol and doing that."

McCoy credited the department and residents for the quick arrest.

"Everybody cooperated fully and when that happens, when citizens put forth the information that they know, then crimes like this can be solved in a quick and ready manner," McCoy said.

Earlier in the day, police detained two men, one at Butler's Supper Club in Mapleton and one on Route 9 near the Fulton County line.

Both men were questioned and released.

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