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Illinois Man Gets 30 Years After Robbing Student Of Casino Winnings At Gunpoint

Defendant Had Criminal History Dating Back To His Youth


Par-A-Dice casino in Illinois

An Illinois man with a criminal history, who robbed a then-college student of some of his casino money in a parking garage this past spring, was sentenced to 30 years in jail, according to The News-Gazette. He was convicted in December.

The amount involved in the crime was $2,500, though the gambler had $23,000 in his possession at the time of the armed robbery.

The robber, along with another man, reportedly followed the student and his friends home from Par-A-Dice casino in East Peoria, where the victim was playing craps.

“Whatever the court imposes, it’s a lesson learned and not the end of the world,” the 24-year-old defendant reportedly told courtroom. “If the victim was here, I would want to apologize for his loss and what he went through that night.”

The case for the co-defendant is still unfolding.

The News-Gazette has more on the story.

Tags: Illinois,   Casinos,   Gambling,   Jail