Illinois man sentenced to 20 years after 5 bank robberies

Illinois man sentenced to 20 years after 5 bank robberies
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(KFVS) - Southern District of Illinois Court has sentenced a man 20 years after being found guilty of several bank robberies.

According to the United State Attorney of the Southern District of Illinois, Steven Weinhoeft, Dandre Brown, 30, of Godfrey, Illinois was sentenced after being found guilty on six counts of federal indictment, five counts of bank robbery and one count of transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines.

Brown pleaded guilty to the charges in Nov. 2018.

Over a span of six weeks, Brown committed five bank robberies including:

· Nov. 29, 2017 U.S. Bank Alton, IL $2,910

· Dec. 20, 2017 Reliance Bank Godfrey, IL $2,246

· Dec. 22, 2017 Regions Bank East Alton, IL $13,774

· Jan. 2, 2018 U.S. Bank Wood River, IL $7,550

· Jan. 10, 2018 1st MidAmerica Credit Union Edwardsville, IL $8,882

As part of his guilty plea, Brown admitted to robbing the U.S. Bank in Florissant, Mo. on Dec. 11, 2017, stealing $1,625 and went back to Illinois in a stolen vehicle.

Brown would enter the banks with something covering his head and give the teller a not demanding money. He would take the money and run to a vehicle parked a block or two away. Brown had a prior conviction of armed robbery and was on parole when he committed these robberies.

Brown was also order to play over $35,000 in restitution.

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