ALTON — A suspect was charged Friday in an armed robbery Thursday afternoon at Liberty Bank.
In a press release, the Alton Police Department said Mylon Hughes, 19, was charged with one count of armed robbery, one count of aggravated robbery and one count of financial institution robbery.
The bank robbery occurred at about 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Liberty Bank at 2403 Homer Adams Parkway. Police said Hughes, wearing dark clothes and a mask, entered the bank brandishing a firearm, jumped over the counter and demanded money from the tellers. After an undetermined amount of money was obtained, Hughes fled the bank and entered a nearby get-away vehicle, police said. Bank employees immediately contacted the police department. Because of Hughes' erratic driving, witnesses flagged down an Alton officer who was responding to the scene. The witness provided vehicle and registration information about the suspect vehicle. The officer immediately broadcast that information to other police units and Hughes was arrested in the 1100 block of Long Avenue.
“The Alton Police Department applauds the vigilance of the witnesses in this case and the bank employees for providing excellent details to responding officers,” the press release states.
Hughes is in police custody and bond is set at $250,000.