Federal Judge Sentences Man to Nearly Eight Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Handgun in Chicago
CHICAGO — Two brothers have been charged in federal court with robbing more than $1 million from an armored truck and automated teller machine in a Chicago suburb on Halloween.
CORRIE SINGLETON, 21, and DARRELL SINGLETON, 18, both of South Holland, Ill., are charged with robbery, bank larceny by assault, and firearm offenses, according to an indictment returned in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Corrie Singleton is in law enforcement custody. His arraignment is set for Dec. 15, 2022, at 3:15 p.m., before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole. An arrest warrant has been issued for Darrell Singleton. A third alleged robber – a juvenile – was arrested and charged in state court.
The charges were announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and John S. Morales, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI. The Lansing, Ill., Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provided valuable assistance. The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Simar Khera.
According to the indictment and criminal complaints filed in the case, the robbery occurred shortly after 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2022, while a Brink’s security courier was refilling an ATM at a bank in the 16700 block of Torrence Avenue in Lansing. Robbers brandished handguns and stole a gun and a bag of money from the courier, as well as cash from the ATM, the charges allege. They then forcibly dragged the courier into the armored truck and ordered her to open inner compartments and hand over bags of money, the charges allege. The robbers stole approximately $121,824 from the courier and ATM, and approximately $904,132 from the armored truck.
After the heist, the robbers fled in a vehicle, with law enforcement in pursuit. The robbers’ vehicle crashed into another car near a ramp to Interstate 80 and the robbers fled on foot. Corrie Singleton and the juvenile were arrested, and much of the stolen money was recovered from their vehicle, the charges state.
The public is reminded that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The charges in the indictment are punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in federal prison and a maximum of 45 years. If convicted, the Court must impose reasonable sentences under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
If you have information as to the current whereabouts of Darrell Singleton, you are encouraged to contact the FBI Chicago Field Office at (312) 421-6700 or https://tips.fbi.gov.