Man arrested after overnight robberies, burglary

2012-06-21T08:08:00Z 2013-07-29T09:31:38Z Man arrested after overnight robberies, burglaryTHE SOUTHERN The Southern
June 21, 2012 8:08 am  • 

WEST FRANKFORT — West Frankfort police made a quick arrest after two armed robberies and a burglary in the city overnight.

Jacob L. Ingersoll, 26, of Marseilles, is charged with two counts of armed robbery, burglary, attempted burglary in connection with armed robberies at Huck's and Hardee's restaurant and a break-in at Miranda's on Main, West Frankfort Police Chief Jeff Tharp said this morning.

Police responded to the Hucks at 208 N. Logan St. at 11:36 p.m. after receiving a report of an armed robbery. A Huck’s employee told police a white male came into the store with a bandana on his head. The man went to the rear of the store and placed another bandana over his face. He then approached the clerk and displayed a knife while demanding money. The man took money from the store and fled.

A second armed robbery was reported at 2:42 a.m. at Hardees, 1105 W.

Main St.. A white man wearing a bandana on his head and face entered the rear door of the business, displayed a knife and demanded money.

The suspect then fled.

At 4:20 a.m., police received an alarm from Miranda’s restaurant at

1003 W. Main St. Upon arrival, officers noticed that a storage shed to the rear of the business had been broken into and the rear door of the main building had been pried in an attempt to gain access.

Investigation led police to 509 N. Gardner St. where officers took Ingersoll into custody. Also recovered at the residence were a knife and clothing consistent with those used in the robberies as well as a substantial amount of controlled substance.

Illinois State Police Crime Scene units processed the scenes for items of evidentiary value and "the tenacious work of our dispatch center proved valuable in the identification of Ingersoll," Tharp said.

Ingersoll was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and taken to Franklin County Jail.

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  1. Opinionated
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    Opinionated - June 26, 2012 11:46 am
    If you don't belong here go home!!!
  2. MMike
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    MMike - June 25, 2012 11:05 pm
    Maybe they come here to buy meth.
  3. mainman
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    mainman - June 22, 2012 5:50 am
    I see guys like this driving around Christopher every day; prison tats and all !

    Very sad, but it's going to get worse as the prisons are over filled and have to let more out !!

    Establish local militias and neighborhood watches !!!
  4. MickeeD
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    MickeeD - June 21, 2012 7:14 pm
  5. thirsten
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    thirsten - June 21, 2012 5:17 pm
    gov./bessie/cj: I doubt he would look human!
  6. OLD JOE
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    OLD JOE - June 21, 2012 5:12 pm
    Well, if it wasn't for the stupid look on his face, he may look smart. lol
  7. Governor Number 40892-424
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    Governor Number 40892-424 - June 21, 2012 5:00 pm
    “If I had a son, he would look like Jacob Ingersoll”
  8. Dinsdale
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    Dinsdale - June 21, 2012 4:13 pm
    What is the appeal of Chicago thugs to this area? They've already ruined SIU and Carbondale with their thug and gang-like drug related activities....stay in crime ridden Chicago we don't need their filth here.
  9. SouthernILGirl
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    SouthernILGirl - June 21, 2012 3:50 pm
    Sounds like we are the ones being punished Freebird.
  10. Freebird
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    Freebird - June 21, 2012 10:07 am
    I've noticed that most arrests this year in surrounding area has involved persons from Chicago area.
    I think thats the new penalty in Chicago for getting arrested there, they ship them to southern Illinois
  11. sgtstu
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    sgtstu - June 21, 2012 9:58 am
    Hmmmm wonder if gang activity has anything to do with it ?
  12. BlueDog74
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    BlueDog74 - June 21, 2012 8:40 am
    Wow. Looks like a classy individual. No doubt he has a bright future. (End sarcasm).

    By the way, what is someone from Marseilles (southwest of Chicago) doing in West Frankfort? I’m guessing there’s more to this guy’s story than just the robberies.
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