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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

St. Louis Man Sentenced For East St. Louis Bank Robbery

Gregory Forest, 55, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to 188 months in prison and three years of supervised release for charges stemming from a bank robbery at First Bank, located at 300 River Park Drive, East St. Louis, on May 8, 2015, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. Forest was also ordered to pay $2,310 in restitution to First Bank.

Evidence showed that on May 8, 2015, Forest entered First Bank, approached a teller, and told her that he had a gun and demanded money. After receiving $2,310, Forest fled the scene. He had been on federal supervised release for a less than three months for a string of bank robberies he committed in 2004 when he committed this robbery.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the East St. Louis Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Reppert.

Updated August 17, 2016