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12/24/2020

Madison man sentenced for two-week bank robbery spree

NBC 15

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A Madison man was sentenced to nearly eight years in federal prison after being convicted of a trio of robberies at area financial institutions over a two-week span.

Antonio Rowe pleaded guilty to the robberies in July and was given a 100-month sentence on Friday and ordered to pay restitution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. Attorney Scott Blader stated the 31-year-old Rowe admitted to robbing:

  • BMO Harris Bank, Sherman Ave., Sept. 10, 2019
  • Associated Bank, East Towne Blvd., Sept. 13, 2019
  • UW Credit Union, Northport Drive, Sept. 26, 2019

During sentencing, U.S. District Judge William Conley accused Rowe of not taking responsibility for his actions, noted to his long criminal history, and the fact Rowe was only captured after a high-speed chase that put innocent bystanders at risk.

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