Deputies: Stolen truck recovered, believed to be connected to IL robberies

Deputies: Stolen truck recovered, believed to be connected to IL robberies
Grayville robbery suspects. (Source: Grayville Police Department)

GRAYVILLE, Ill. and KNOX CO., In (WFIE) - Deputies in Knox County say they recovered a stolen truck that has reportedly been used in two robberies in Illinois.

They say it had been stolen from a farm on Essex Wire Road and found around 10 p.m. Sunday in the Oaktown area.

They say the driver, Steven Williams, was arrested on a criminal conversion charge.

The jail website shows he was released on 10 percent of a $5,000 bond around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Steven Williams
Steven Williams (Source: Knox Co. Jail)

Knox County deputies say they are helping authorities in Illinois on the robbery investigations.

Grayville police say they are looking for the people who robbed a Super 8 on Friday morning.

Officers say a woman showed a gun and a man jumped behind the counter and emptied the cash register.

Police say a third suspect was driving a white Ford truck - the one likely recovered in Knox County.

Authorities say the suspects match the description of two people who robbed Jumpin Jimmy’s in Mount Carmel less than an hour before.

Anyone with information on the robberies should contact Grayville police at 618-375-2351.

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