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January 20, 2023

Media Alert: Armed and Dangerous Michigan Bank Robbery Fugitive on the Run in Vermilion County

Update: The Vermilion County Sheriff's Office has arrested Jacob Edwards.

On January 17, 2023, Jacob Robert Edwards entered the Huntington Bank in New Baltimore, Michigan, approaching the teller with a note demanding money and indicating that he had armed accomplices outside. Edwards fled the bank in a car, eluding law enforcement.

On January 19, Edwards stole a truck in Lafayette, Indiana. A police chase ensued in which Edwards crashed the vehicle in Henning, Illinois, and escaped on foot. Afterwards, police discovered a missing firearm belonging to the owner of the truck.

It is believed that Edwards is in possession of the firearm. He is considered armed and dangerous and likely still in the area surrounding Henning. If you see this individual, do not approach, and call 911. If you have any information regarding Edward’s whereabouts, call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.