Three armed suspects robbed the Super-8 Motel in Grayville and Jumpin' Jimmy's in Mount Carmel early Friday morning making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Super-8 Motel robbery was reported just minutes before 6 a.m. Friday after a man and woman entered the business and held up the front desk clerk. Grayville Police Chief David Burrows says a female suspect displayed a two-tone semi-automatic handgun while a male jumped over the counter and took money from the cash drawer. The two then left the lobby and fled in a white 2011–16 Ford Super Duty pickup truck. Police say the truck turned onto Interstate-64 and fled to the east.
At 5:14 a.m., the same three are accused of robbing Jumpin' Jimmy's in Mount Carmel. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken during both robberies. No shots were fired and no one was injured, police said.
Illinois State Police are assisting in the investigation, along with Indiana authorities. Chief Burrows says it appears the same three involved in the Grayville and Mount Carmel holdups are suspects in armed robberies in Terre Haute, Indiana and Marshall, Illinois.
In the Terre Haute robbery, the alleged suspects robbed the Maui Stop around 6 am on Sunday, Nov. 22, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. In that heist, the suspects fled in a black 2020 Nissan Sentra with a temporary license tag that ended with “1B” The three suspects are also believed to have been involved in an armed robbery of a business in Marshall, Ill. at about the same time.