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Granite City man charged with credit union robbery

Donald S. Boyce, United States attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that a complaint has been filed in federal court charging a Granite City man with the robbery of Granite City Steel Credit Union on Friday, Oct. 20.

The complaint alleges that Torricelli A. Johnson walked into the operation and told the credit union teller, “this is a stick up” and demanded money in $100 bills. The robbery of a credit union carries up to a maximum of 20 years imprisonment, to be followed by up to three years of supervised release and a fine up to $250,000.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Granite City Police Department.

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