Lollipop Bank Robber Gets 18 Months

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office:


Silk Lumpkins sees the Cary bank has a bowl of lollipops and decides to take one.

ROCKFORD – PATRICK J. FITZGERALD, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; ROBERT D. GRANT, Special Agent-In-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; RONALD K. LUKASIK, Chief of the Fox River Grove Police Department; and STEVEN CASSTEVENS, Chief of the Cary Police Department, today made the following announcement:

Today, in Rockford federal court, United States District Judge Philip G. Reinhard sentenced SILK P. LUMPKINS, 36, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, to 18 months in federal prison for the May 26, 2010, robbery of Chase Bank, 300 Northwest Highway, Cary, Illinois.

Lumpkins pled guilty on February 16, 2011.

]In pleading guilty, Lumpkins admitted that at about 2:20 p.m. on May 26, 2010, she entered Chase Bank wearing a disguise consisting of heavy covering make-up on her face and hands, a long blonde wig, long-sleeved shirt, and a baseball cap.

Silk Lumpkins hands over the robbery note.

Lumpkins further admitted that she wrote a note at the self-service desk ,approached a teller at the counter, and handed the note to the teller that stated something to the effect of:

“If you don’t want to die today, give me all your money. You have 30 seconds to do this.”

According to the plea agreement, the teller then removed $5,876 from her drawer and handed the money to Lumpkins. Lumpkins then put the money into a blue “Chase” deposit bag that she brought with her and walked out of the bank with the bag.

Lumpkins was arrested on June 2, 2010.


Silk Lumpkins waits for the money.

In addition to the 18 month prison sentence, Lumpkins was ordered to serve 3 years of supervised release following her release from prison.

The court further ordered Lumpkins to serve the first 6 months of her supervised release in home confinement with electronic monitoring.

The court also ordered Lumpkins to pay restitution to Chase Bank in the total amount of $5,876.

The case was investigated by the Rockford Office of the FBI, the Fox River Grove Police Department and the Cary Police Department.

The case was prosecuted in federal court by Assistant United States Attorney SCOTT A. VERSEMAN.

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