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Collinsville Police arrest man accused of robbing U.S. Bank while wearing a poncho

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A Collinsville man has been charged in connection with the robbery of a U.S. Bank.

Travis A. Fletcher, 39, was arraigned Monday in Federal Court on charges stemming from the investigation into the robbery of a Collinsville U.S. Bank at 501 Beltline on Sunday, April 14.

According to a press release from the Collinsville Police Department, Fletcher was identified through eyewitness accounts, physical evidence and surveillance footage at or around the scene of the crime.

Police said their investigation revealed that Fletcher stepped to the counter, demanded money and lifted his jacket to reveal a handgun in his waistband. He was wearing a poncho while he allegedly robbed the bank.

Kavahn Mansouri covers government accountability for the Belleville News-Democrat, holding officials and institutions accountable and tracking how taxpayer money is spent.
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