Tuesday, Peoria Police announced that they have arrested four people suspected in the string of armed robberies that have plagued Peoria. The pjstar is reporting that the following people have been arrested: Antwan T. Phelps, 23, of 718 S. Warren St.; Martinez L. Shorty, 25, of 1018 W. Howett St.; Brice T. Carter, 22, of 412 Nebraska Ave.; and Destiny L. McGee, 24, of 1028 W. Virginia St.
The four allegedly worked together on holdups, wherein two or three men wore a mask on their faces and were armed with handguns. The robberies are believed to have started January 8, continuing up to March 12.
Jan. 8: Auto Zone, 908 S. Western Ave.
Jan. 10: O'Reilly Auto Parts, 226 N. Western Ave.
Jan. 12: Auto Zone, 908 S. Western Ave.
Jan. 14: Church's Fried Chicken, 500 S. Western Ave.
Jan. 19: Family Video, 3218 Harman Highway, Peoria County
Jan. 22: Family Video, 3615 N. Wisconsin Ave.
Jan. 26: Circle K, 2416 N. University St.
Jan. 28: Harper Oil, 3203 SW Adams St.
Jan. 31: Butternut Bread Thrift Store, 605 S. Shelley St.
Feb. 3: Aldi, 210 S. Western Ave.
Feb. 12: Hardee's, 3505 NE Adams St.
Feb. 26: Maxie Beauty Supply, 3018 N. Sterling Ave.
March 1: Family Video, 604 E. Locust, Bloomington
March 1: Family Video, 2210 N. Cottage Ave., Bloomington
March 4: KEMBA Peoria Credit Union, 2318 W. Willow Knolls Drive
March 11: Midwest Bank of Western Illinois, 612 W. Main St., Galesburg
March 12: Bartonville Bank, 5600 S. Adams St., Bartonville
Police also believe Tarius Ganaway worked alone in the following robberies:
Dec. 23, 2008: Commerce Bank, 2609 N. Knoxville Ave.
Jan. 26: World Finance Corporation, 3023 N. University St.
Feb. 3: National City Bank, 1411 W. Forrest Hill Ave.
March 13: Downtown 66 Station, 400 NE Adams St.