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Alleged serial bank robber indicted for five bank robberies

Dandre R. Brown, 29, of Godfrey, was indicted this month on five counts of bank robbery and one count of transportation of stolen vehicle, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, said.

The indictment alleges Brown committed five bank robberies in southern Illinois between Nov. 29, 2017, and Jan. 10, 2018. On Nov. 29, Brown allegedly robbed the U.S. Bank at 1520 Washington Ave. in Alton. On Dec. 20, 2017, Brown allegedly robbed the Reliance Bank at 2810 Godfrey Road, in Godfrey. On Dec. 22, 2017, Brown allegedly robbed the Regions Bank at 347 W. Main St., in East Alton. On Jan. 2, 2018, Brown allegedly robbed the U.S. Bank at 1301 Edwardsville Road, in Wood River. Finally, on Jan. 10, Brown robbed 1st MidAmerica Credit Union at 1702 Troy Road, in Edwardsville. A sixth count in the indictment alleges that on Dec. 11, Brown transported a stolen vehicle from Missouri into Illinois.

If convicted of bank robbery, Brown faces a prison sentence of up to 20 years, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years supervised release. If convicted of all bank robbery counts, Brown could face discretionary, consecutive sentences totaling 100 years. If convicted of transportation of stolen vehicle, Brown faces a prison sentence of up to ten years, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years supervised release.

On Jan. 23, 2018, Brown was apprehended by United States Marshals on a federal arrest warrant in Atlanta, Ga.

This prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBI, Illinois State Police, Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the following police departments: Granite City, Alton, St. Louis County, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, and Edwardsville. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James G. Piper Jr.

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