Hannibal man arrested following robbery report


On Monday evening, a Hannibal man came to the Hannibal Police Department to report being robbed by a male with a knife.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim.

The victim gave a description of the male and the last known location of the suspect, which was the Oakwood area.

At 11:44 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Singleton in reference to a suspicious male matching the description of the robbery suspect.

Officers located the suspect and he was taken into custody without incident. The victim was not injured during the incident.

A warrant was issued for Joshua L Watkins, 34 of Hannibal, on Tuesday charging him with Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Watkins' bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety. He remains lodged in the Marion County Jail.

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