Chicago man pleads guilty to Indiana armored truck robbery


Chicago man pleads guilty to Indiana armored truck robbery
This undated photo provided by Hammond Indiana Police Department shows Akeem Jackson. Jackson, a Chicago man has pleaded guilty in an armored truck robbery in northwestern Indiana that netted several suspects more than $600,000 in cash. Jackson pleaded guilty on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 in federal court in Hammond to robbery and armed robbery. (Hammond Police Department via AP)

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Chicago man has pleaded guilty in an armored truck robbery in northwestern Indiana that netted several suspects more than $600,000 in cash.

Thirty-year-old Akeem Jackson pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Hammond to robbery and armed robbery.

Federal prosecutors say Jackson, who's a former Brinks armored truck driver, will face at least five years in prison and a maximum penalty exceeding 20 years when he's sentenced.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Jackson acknowledged on Monday that he and four other men took part in the April 2018 robbery of a Brinks armored truck outside a Hammond bank branch.

He told the court the other men approached him to join them because he was a former Brinks driver and familiar with the armored truck company's procedures.

___

Information from: The Times, http://www.nwitimes.com

On-Air & Up next

  • The Dan Proft Show
    12:01AM - 3:00AM
     
    The world is a complicated place. You need someone to expose the political fakers, fixers and takers, and cut through the mindless chatter and misdirection to make sense of it   >>
     
  • Hugh Hewitt
    3:00AM - 6:00AM
     
  • Mike Gallagher
    6:00AM - 9:00AM
     
  • Dennis Prager
    9:00AM - 11:00AM
     
  • The Del Walmsley Show
    11:00AM - 12:00PM
     

See the Full Program Guide