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Homeless man accused of robbing Galesburg store

Nathaniel McPherrin

Police said a homeless man used a handgun to rob the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop in Galesburg.

Nathaniel McPherrin, 29, allegedly went into the Jimmy John’s at 235 E. Main Street just before 9 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013.  McPherrin reportedly displayed a handgun and demanded money from an employee in the store.

Police said McPherrin was captured and arrested a short time later.

McPherrin is charged with aggravated armed robbery.  He was held in the Knox County Jail where he was awaiting his initial appearance in court.