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Kelvin Money, 28, has been sentenced to 24 years for the Nov. 9, 2011, armed robbery of the Family Dollar Store at 3134 11th St., Rockford. Once he’s released, he is to serve three years mandatory supervised release.
Armed robbery is a Class X felony that is punishable by a sentence of six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. It also carries a penalty of up to three years mandatory supervised release.
Police were called to the business before 10 a.m., Nov. 9, 2011, by an employee. Witnesses reported seeing a red GMC with no front license plate leaving the store shortly after the robbery. Detectives found a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the robbery and tried to pull it over. The driver, Money, didn’t stop for officers even though the vehicle’s emergency lights were activated.
Money eventually pulled over, but he got out and ran away from police. He was arrested after a brief foot chase and admitted to the robbery.
Money pleaded guilty to armed robbery in front of Judge John Lowry in February.
Posted May 8, 2014