Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting Bank Robberies
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on November 6, 2015, Marc G. Miller, 53, a resident of St. Louis, MO, pled guilty to an Indictment charging two counts of Bank Robbery. For each count, Miller faces a term in federal prison of not more than twenty years, a fine up to $250,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than five years. Miller will also be ordered to pay restitution to the financial institutions for their losses. Sentencing is scheduled for February 22, 2016, in East St. Louis, Illinois. Miller has been held without bond since his initial appearance in Illinois on July 10, 2015.
According to court documents, the charges arose when Miller aided and abetted his co-defendant when that person robbed two U.S. Banks, located inside of Schnucks grocery stores, in Edwardsville and Fairview Heights, Illinois. The robbery of the U.S. Bank in Edwardsville occurred on January 28, 2015, while the robbery of the U.S. Bank in Fairview Heights occurred on February 10, 2015. Miller allowed the codefendant to use Miller’s vehicle to commit the robberies, and rode with him, as a passenger, to both robberies. Miller would wait in the car during the robberies. Miller was located during the investigation of a bank robbery of a U.S. Bank, located inside a Schnucks grocery store, in St. Peters, Missouri. Miller provided a voluntary, videotaped statement in which he admitted his part in the robberies.
The case was investigated by the Edwardsville, Fairview Heights and St. Peters Police Departments, assisted by Metro-East Forensic Laboratory and the FBI. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.