Accused bank robber was out on bond for earlier bank robbery

Accused bank robber was out on bond for earlier bank robbery

URBANA — One of two Indiana men arrested Tuesday for holding up a bank on Urbana's north side was out on bond for a bank robbery that occurred in that state last fall.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bernthal on Wednesday ordered Ronald Corbin, 49, of Lafayette, detained on a preliminary federal charge of armed bank robbery. He was identified by Urbana police as the man who went in Central Illinois Bank, 1514 N. Cunningham Ave., U, at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, showed a gun and left with a brown bag to be filled with cash.

Co-defendant Dennis Gallivan, 58, also of Lafayette, was identified as the man who drove the GMC Jimmy that Corbin left in. Urbana police stopped it 20 minutes after the holdup at the Ogden exit as the car headed east on Interstate 74.

Gallivan was ordered to be back in court Friday since his court-appointed attorney couldn't be present Wednesday afternoon and was ordered held until then.

According to the criminal complaint, a man dressed in blue jeans, a green T-shirt, and a wide-brimmed, light green hat entered and approached a female teller behind the counter who was counting a deposit. He put a silver handgun on the counter, pointing it at her while announcing, "This is an armed robbery. Give me all your money."

The complaint said he then looked at a male teller standing nearby and said, "You too, sir."

The woman put the cash she was counting in a brown bag supplied by the robber while the male teller opened his cash drawer and handed over a banded stack of cash, which also went in the robber's bag. The man then left with $6,800 cash.

When police stopped the GMC Jimmy, they found a bag with that amount of cash in the seat behind Corbin and a loaded silver semi-automatic handgun on the floorboard near where Corbin was sitting. Corbin had on blue jeans, the complaint said.

The complaint said that Gallivan admitted he drove Corbin to the bank and that he knew Corbin had been involved in another bank robbery.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene Miller said Corbin was free on bond on Indiana state charges related to the October 2012 armed robbery of a bank in Lafayette.

If convicted, the men face up to 25 years in prison.

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