BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) — A St. Clair County jury found Cortez L. Hibbler of East St. Louis, Illinois guilty of Robbery.

Hibbler was accused of taking a wallet from a man on June 1, 2011.

The robbery was committed on the grounds of the John DeShields Federal Housing Project in East St. Louis.

“Per capita the John DeShields housing project is statistically one of the most dangerous areas in the country because of people like Cortez Hibbler,” Stated St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly. “The children there deserve a chance to grow up in safe place free of this kind of violent crime.”

The jury deliberated approximately an hour before returning a verdict of guilty.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for October 18, 2011.

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