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Serial Robber Sentenced to 6 Years

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Trevor Christian, 24, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to six years in federal prison, for robbing a Walgreens, two banks, and a credit union, all located in Madison.  Christian pleaded guilty to these charges on April 17, 2019.  His prison term will be followed by a 3-year period of supervised release.

On November 1, 2018, Christian robbed a Walgreens on East Washington Avenue.  On November 5, 2018, he robbed a branch of the Associated Bank on Shopko Drive.  On November 7, 2018, Christian robbed another branch of Associated Bank, on Odana Road. Finally, on November 14, 2018, he robbed a branch of the Dane County Credit Union on Struck Street.

In each robbery, Christian passed notes demanding money and threatening violence if the victims did not cooperate.  Judge Peterson noted the emotional trauma caused to the victims, said Christian was “out of control,” and sentenced him to six years in prison to protect the public.

This case has been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime.  The PSN approach involves collaboration by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent and deter gun violence. 

The charges against Christian were the result of an investigation conducted by the Madison Police Department.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow. 

Updated August 21, 2019

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