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Man accused of five bank robberies faces additional charges

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A man accused of robbing at least five metro-east banks now faces additional charges as he is being extradited back to Madison County.

Dandre Brown, 29, was apprehended in Georgia last week on suspicion of robbing an Alton bank in November. But he was suspected in a total of five bank robberies, and additional charges were filed Tuesday in Madison County.

Brown is charged with:

▪ Aggravated robbery and financial institution robbery, both Class 1 felonies, alleging he robbed the Alton U.S. Bank on Nov. 29;

▪ Financial institution robbery, alleging he robbed Reliance Bank in Godfrey on Dec. 20;

▪ Financial institution robbery, alleging he robbed Regions Bank in East Alton on Dec. 22;

▪ Financial institution robbery, alleging he robbed U.S. Bank in Wood River on Jan. 2;

▪ Financial institution robbery, alleging he robbed First MidAmerica Credit Union in Edwardsville on Jan. 10, where the perpetrator was seen wearing a right arm sling;

▪ Possession of a stolen motor vehicle, a Class 2 felony, alleging he was found in possession of a car stolen from Missouri on Nov. 22.

Brown was arrested in Atlanta on Jan. 24 and was to be returned to Madison County to face trial. He was being held Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail, and could face as much as 150 years in prison, according to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.

“These new charges filed today, in addition to the two filed last week, represent a whole lot of long hours, late nights and intrepid detective work by an outstanding, multi-jurisdictional team of dedicated professionals who would not rest until they apprehended the suspect and got him behind bars,” said State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-2507, @BNDedonald

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