33-Year-Old In Custody After Tuesday Bank Robbery in Elburn

33-Year-Old In Custody After Tuesday Bank Robbery in Elburn

Old Second Bank (CREDIT: Google Maps)

A 33-year-old Machesney Park man was captured and turned over to the FBI following a Tuesday-morning robbery of the Old Second Bank, 749 N. Main St., Elburn.

According to an Elburn Police Department news release, a man later identified as Robert J. Johnson Jr. of Machesney Park, entered Old Second Bank around 10:19 a.m. Tuesday (April 23, 2018),  “implied a gun and demanded cash.”

Bank employees provided a bank cash bag, and the suspect left the scene in a vehicle, Elburn Police Chief Nick Sikora said in the news release.

Johnson’s vehicle description was broadcast to responding officers and was located.

“After a short pursuit, the suspect surrendered to officers at Keslinger Road and I-88,” Sikora said.

Officers recovered a bank bag in the vehicle and a gun that the suspect had thrown out of the vehicle during the pursuit.

The suspect and investigation has been turned over the Federal Bureau of Investigations, according to the news release.

Elburn Police Chief Nick Sikora

Elburn police were aided by officers from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Sugar Grove Police Department, Geneva Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Kane County Forest Preserve District and the FBI.

The press release indicates Johnson will be facing armed robbery charges.

The charges are not proof of guilt. The suspect is presumed innocent and is entitled to fair trial at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Elburn Police Department news release