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Springfield Man Sentenced to 30 months in Prison for Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

Springfield, Ill. – On June 3, 2024, a Springfield man, Kyle W. Harris, 29, of the 1700 block of East Watch Avenue was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for bank robbery. Harris will serve a two-year term of supervised release following his imprisonment.

At the sentencing hearing, the government showed that on December 15, 2021, Harris robbed a Marine Bank branch in Springfield of just over $6,000 after passing a teller a note indicating he would shoot everyone in the bank. No firearm was brandished. At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough noted that the bank employees and patrons were terrorized by the actions of the defendant.

Harris pled guilty on December 1, 2023. He has remained in the custody of the United States Marshal since the guilty plea.

The statutory penalties for bank robbery are not more than 20 years of imprisonment, up to 3 years of supervised release, and up to a $250,000 fine.

The Springfield Police Department investigated the case with assistance from the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Seberger represented the government in the prosecution.

The case against Harris is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated June 4, 2024

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