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 February 14th 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 11th.
Two men are in custody, accused of using a skimming device on an ATM.
Creve Coeur police found the skimmer on an ATM at a US Bank on September 17. Surveillance video showed the suspects and caught images of their vehicle. The men were arrested two days later by St. Charles Police. The suspects had several cloned debit cards and a large amount of cash in their vehicle.
The pair face several felony charges and the Secret Service is now involved in the investigation.
The robbery happened at the First Collinsville Bank just after 10 this morning. The man was dressing in camouflage when he drove up to the ATM, stole several canisters filled with cash and sped off. Maryville Police are handling the investigation.