Man indicted in crimes at ESL jewelry store, Belleville liquor store

News-DemocratNovember 22, 2013 

A federal grand jury has indicted a man on charges of shooting and robbing an East St. Louis jewelry store owner and of robbing a Belleville liquor store.

Timothy R. Collier, 47, was indicted on two counts of interference with commerce by robbery, which is a violation of the Hobbs Act, and two counts of use of a firearm during a crime of violence, according to a news release from U.S. Stephen Wigginton.

Collier is accused of shooting and stealing jewelry and a firearm from Larry Osborn, owner of East St. Louis Jewelry and Loan at 208 Collinsville Ave. in April. Osborn was shot in his chest and head.

Collier, whose address was not released, also is accused of robbing the Arena Liquor at 105 South Belt East in Belleville in July.

If convicted, Collier faces up to 20 years in prison for each count, a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release for up to three years.

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