U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois announced Tuesday that two Illinois brothers arrested on Halloween have been charged with robbing an armored truck and an automated teller machine of more than $1 million.
As prosecutors released surveillance and witness images of a suspect holding a gun to a Brink’s courier outside a bank in Lansing, where the alleged robbery unfolded, they charged Corrie Singleton, 21, and Darrell Singleton, 18, of South Holland. The Illinois state court has charged a third juvenile suspect.
“Approximately $121,824 was taken from the courier and ATM, and approximately $904,132 was taken from the armored truck,” the attorney’s office said.
On Halloween, around 10:45 a.m., a Brink’s security courier was refilling an ATM at a bank in the 16700 block of Torrence Avenue in Lansing, according to an indictment and criminal complaints.
“The robbers brandished guns and stole a gun and a bag of money from the courier, as well as cash from an ATM,” the attorney’s office said, before dragging her into an armored truck and forcing her to open compartments and hand over bags of money.”
Prosecutors say the trio fled the brazen heist in a vehicle with police pursuing them. Their vehicle crashed into another vehicle near an Interstate 80 ramp.
” According to the charges, Corrie Singleton and the juvenile were arrested, and much of the stolen money was recovered from their vehicle.”
The arrest warrant for Darrell Singleton has been issued. Both brothers were charged with robbery, bank larceny by assault, and firearm offenses, all of which carry a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in federal prison.