Marcus Battice was captured around 7:30 a.m., about 3.5 miles away from the Vandalia prison, according to IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer.
Authorities had called him the “Hooded Bandit” because he often wore hoods during the alleged robberies.
Police say they may have captured the armed bandit who has been robbing hair salons in Chicago and the suburbs.
Authorities have captured a convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released from the Cook County Jail earlier this week.
One of two convicted bank robbers who escaped from the federal jail in downtown Chicago this week was captured Thursday night.