Police have arrested a man accused of an August robbery in East Moline.
Ajayi M. McIntyre, 34, of Rock Island, was arrested Thursday on a warrant accusing him of robbery and theft, according to the East Moline Police Department. Mr. McIntyre was arrested while walking in the 1200 block of 10th Street, East Moline.
The charges are related to the robbery the morning of Aug. 23 at the Phillips 66 Mini-Mart, 4149 7th St., East Moline, according to police. The robber grabbed the clerk by the throat and took the gold necklace, police said.
Mr. McIntyre is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on $75,000 bail, police said.
Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2013. There are 227 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A large variety of children's wagons and gigs have arrived in thecity and are being sold at war prices. 1888 -- 125 years ago: All Rock Island retail houses, with the exception of a clothingstore and a jewelry store, have agreed to early closing hours during the summer months.The store will be closed at 8 p.m. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Baseball enthusiasts in Rock Island are attempting to raise$20,000 to keep the Island City Park open, despite the fact that the city has no franchise inorganized baseball this year. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The organization of a third rural young people's unit will beundertaken tomorrow night at the Milan Presbyterian Church, with Mrs. Mildred K.Wellman, home advisor, and Robert Smith, county farm adviser in charge. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Deere & Co. will begin a "big switch" on its telephone systemMonday morning. The extension numbers of all 1,600 telephones on the firm's EastMoline and Moline exchanges will be changed Monday morning. 1988 -- 25 years ago: East Moline's June Jamboree VI -- Nostalgia Days, will seemlike a '60s revival with the appearance of stars like Bobby Vee, Freddie Cannon, PeterNoone, Turtles, The Grass Roots and Lou Christie. This year's festival has beenexpanded to five days, June 22-26, at the Northeast Park complex.