Belleville Police on Wednesday named the man who they believe robbed the Scott Credit Union branch on Carlyle Avenue Saturday.
Deondre E. Jones, 45, of Belleville, was charged in federal court with one count of bank robbery, according to Belleville Police.
“We have identified (Jones) as being in the surveillance video and we strongly believe he is the individual who entered the bank and demanded cash,” Belleville Police Det. Sgt. Mark Heffernan said Wednesday. “He’s not in custody. We are looking for him as we speak.”
Around noon Saturday, a man wearing blue shorts and a blue shirt entered the bank, implied he was armed and demanded cash. Police said the man left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Witnesses said the suspect was driving a silver Chrysler 300 with white stripes on its hood. Heffernan said no weapon was displayed during the robbery and no one was hurt.
Shortly after the robbery, police stopped a man on West Boulevard at Mallard Drive who they believed was involved in the crime. Heffernan said Wednesday that man is still in custody on an unrelated parole violation but has yet to be charged in connection with the robbery. His name was not released.
Jones has two prior felonies on his record, both stemming from incidents that occurred in January 2008 in East St. Louis and in Belleville. He was sentenced to a two-year prison term in connection with those crimes.
Police asked that anyone with information on Jones’ whereabouts call Belleville Police at 618-234-1212 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-8477.