Michigan man pleads guilty to Illinois bank robbery
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – A Michigan man faces sentencing this summer after pleading guilty to charges related to his role in robbing a southwestern Illinois bank worker restocking an automated teller machine.
Twenty-two-year-old Ramsey Fakhouri of Troy near Detroit entered the guilty plea Friday in East St. Louis to a bank robbery count.
Fakhouri and an 18-year-old man from Concord, Mich., were indicted last month in connection with the Feb. 14 holdup of a Bradford National Bank worker outside that branch in Highland, east of St. Louis.
The bank worker was unharmed, and authorities say the robbery involved the theft of nearly $26,000.
Fakhouri’s co-defendant awaits trial. Fakhouri’s sentencing is scheduled for July 11.
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