Man accused of robbing bank was worried about bills, mom says

Monday, July 23, 2007

CINCINNATI -- A college student accused of robbing a bank had been worried for months about his mounting tuition bills, his mother said.

"He just really was struggling, working two jobs here, you know, temp jobs, two jobs and trying to get the money," said Franki Butler, whose son Andrew was charged this week with robbery.

Andrew Butler, 19, and another man were arrested Tuesday after a Valley Central Savings Bank in suburban Reading was robbed, police said. Police recovered an undisclosed amount of cash.

Butler and Christopher Avery, 21, also of Cincinnati, are both charged with aggravated robbery.

Avery, a student at the University of Cincinnati, posted bond and was released. Butler, a University of Toledo student, remained in custody Friday at the Hamilton County jail.

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