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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Man Convicted Of Armed Bank Robbery And Use Of A Firearm During A Crime Of Violence

Phillip D. Webb, 33, plead guilty in the United States District Court to a four-count indictment charging him with Armed Bank Robbery, Use and Carry of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Documents filed in US District Court establish that on June 28, 2011, two women stopped at the Quick Trip station in Madison, Illinois, to buy gasoline. As the driver reentered her vehicle after paying at the pump, Webb slipped into the backseat of her car and pointed a gun at her and her mother. Webb then abducted the two victims, forcing them to drive to a nearby ATM and withdraw money from a bank account. Webb was arrested by the United States Marshals on July 18, 2011, as he fled from an apartment in Collinsville, Illinois. Upon his arrest, Webb was found in possession of two firearms, several rounds of ammunition and 26 grams of crack cocaine which he intended to distribute. Webb was a previously convicted felon, having been convicted of the offense of second degree murder in 2003.

Webb is scheduled to be sentenced in the US District Court on May 30, 2014, at which time he faces a term in prison of up to 25 years on the charge of Armed Bank Robbery, not less than seven (7) years up to Life for the charge of Use and Carry of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, up to 20 years on the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, and up to 10 years on the charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Webb also faces a fine up to $1,750,000 and a term of supervised release of up to five (5) years once he is released.

The case was investigated by the Illinois State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Madison Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ali Summers and Donald Boyce.

Updated February 19, 2015