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Alleged Bar Bandit Arrested
Alleged Bar Bandit Arrested

A Springfield man is facing charges after being arrested early Wednesday at the Northender VFW.

Sangamon County Sheriffs deputies responded to a burgular alarm at the bar on Stockyard Road. Shawn Gill, 24, of the 1500 block of North 11th was found in the bar approximately 1:30am.  He allegedly broke in through the front door.  Nothing was missing but cash boxes and a pull tab machine were damaged.

Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser says Gill is also facing charges in connection the break in of Dudes Saloon.  After viewing survelliance footage from the burglary of Dude’s, deputies determined that Gill is the same one arrested at the VFW.

His bond is set at $25,000.