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 Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Soldiers from the barracks on the Arsenal manage to elude the vigilance of the guard nearly every day and come to town armed. In the hands of excited and perhaps intoxicated men, these weapons are dangerous. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Manufacturing's merchants and professional men of Moline were petitioning the Western Union Telegraph company to establish a telegraph office in the business area of the city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three Rock Island students, the Misses Eleanor Cleaveland, Dorothy McCabe and Ruth West, escaped injury when fire destroyed College Hall at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave a party for William H. Stremmel, the only survivor of John Buford Post 243, GAR. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The East Moline Grade School Board of Education last night granted salary increases totaling about $47,000 to teachers and staff members. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Five champion spellers from the Rock Island/Milan School district were selected after competition this week at Modern Woodmen of America. Winners are Sarah Cottay, Christopher Gilbrich, Jared Vogele, Kedric Roper and Kenny Stevenson.