Police Arrest Suspect in Jewelry Store Robbery

By WEEK Producer

April 6, 2011 Updated Apr 6, 2011 at 10:11 PM CDT

Peoria Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the armed robbery of a jewelry store last week.

32- year-old Barry Wallace Hodge was apprehended by officers in the 1500 block of West Callender Wednesday afternoon.

Police are now seeking a second suspect, 37-year-old Robert Allen Dillard, also referred to as "China White".

The two are accused of robbing Half Price Jewelry on North University the morning of March 30th.

Dillard is described as 5 foot 7 and weighing about 160 pounds and should be considered armed and dangerous.

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