Cairo, Ill., bank robbery turns fatal

Illinois State Police catch suspect after he allegedly robbed bank and killed two women.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   May 17, 2014 at 6:39 PM

CAIRO, Ill., May 17 (UPI) -- Two bank tellers in Cairo, Ill., died and a third was severely injured Thursday during a bank robbery, state police said.

Anita J. Grace, of Olive Branch, Ill., and Nita J. Smith, of Wickliffe, Ky., both 52, died from stabbing injuries during a robbery of First National Bank.

A 23-year-old woman, whose name wasn't reported, was taken the hospital in critical condition.

The alleged robber was caught by state police as he fled toward Missouri in one of the women's vehicles.

The man was allegedly armed with a handgun and ditched the vehicle on Interstate 57 before fleeing on foot.

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