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Ottawa City Hall Robber Heads To Prison

Posted by wlpo on October 21, 2011

Robbing Ottawa City Hall with a toy gun gets a man 12 years in prison.

24 year old Matthew Trotter was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery.  He was arrested August 1st after he robbed an Illinois Valley Community College employee at gunpoint.  IVCC had a temporary office in city hall.  The gun ended up being a toy.  He got away with around 50 dollars.

Two days before the robbery, a La Salle County Sheriff’s deputy pulled Trotter over in Ottawa and arrested him for DUI.

He has Indiana and Iowa addresses.  He spent three different prison terms in Iowa.

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