Rockford Woman Pleads Guilty to Associated Bank Robbery

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Today, 32-year-old Latoya Burrows of Rockford plead guilty to the March 20 robbery of Associated Bank located at 612 North Main St., Rockford, Illinois.

According to the plea agreement, Burrows entered Associated Bank through the west doors just before 11:00 a.m. on March 20, 2012. Burrows approached the teller counter, passing the roped off waiting line and handed the teller a note that read “Put the money in the bag and nobody will get hurt.”

The teller removed cash from the teller drawer, but told Burrows that he did not have a bag to put the money into. Burrows took the money from the teller’s hand, stuffed the cash into her bra, and walked out of the bank.

Shortly after the robbery, Burrows was arrested by the Rockford Police Department near the bank and was held in federal custody since her arrest.

Burrows’ sentence is yet to be determined. Bank robbery carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a fine up to $250,000, up to 5 years of supervised release following imprisonment and full restitution.