Man sentenced to 10 years for August 2011 armed robbery of Check ’n’ Go Cash Store
Online Staff Report
Karl Fort Jr., 19, has been sentenced by Judge Rosemary Collins to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of armed robbery. The defendant pled guilty to the offense July 11.
Aug. 12, 2011, Rockford police officers responded to the Check ’n’ Go Cash Store on North Mulford Road in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, an employee reported they were working behind the counter when two male subjects walked into the business, came around the counter, and told them to open the cash drawers. One of the subjects grabbed the money out of the drawers while the other kept a weapon pointed at the clerk.
Fort was developed as a suspect and was positively identified by the clerk from a photo lineup as being one of the robbers.
Armed robbery is a class X felony with a sentencing range of six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Posted Aug. 14, 2012
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