Algonquin Bank Robber Gets 5 Years

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

ROUND LAKE BEACH MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 5 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ROBBERY OF FIFTH THIRD BANK IN ALGONQUIN

Algonquin Police Chief Russ Laine was given credit in the press release.

Algonquin Police Chief Russ Laine was given credit in the press release.

ROCKFORD — A Round Lake Beach, Ill. man was sentenced today in federal court for bank robbery.

The defendant, Mohammed Nusrath Ali Khan, 42, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala to 62 months in federal prison for the robbery of the Fifth Third Bank, 450 South Randall Road, Algonquin, Ill., on May 23, 2012.

In addition, the court also ordered Khan to pay restitution of $5,211 to Fifth Third Bank.

Khan pled guilty to the charge on Nov. 20, 2012. According to the written plea agreement, On May 23, 2012, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Khan entered the Fifth Third Bank branch on South Randall Road and approached a bank teller. Khan admitted that when he entered the bank, he had a BB gun concealed in the waistband of his pants under his shirt.

Khan handed the Teller a note which stated that this was a robbery and demanded money.

The note further stated Khan was armed with a gun and that the Teller was not to

  • make a scene
  • give him any “dye packs,” or
  • activate any alarms

or the defendant would shoot her.

Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro

The Teller gave Khan $5,211 of the bank’s money from her teller drawer. Khan retrieved the note from the teller and then walked out of the bank. Khan has been in federal custody since his arrest by the Skokie Police Department on June 8, 2012.

The sentencing was announced by Gary S. Shapiro, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Thomas R. Trautmann, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of Federal Bureau of Investigation; Russell Laine, Chief of the Algonquin Police Department; and Anthony Scarpelli, Chief of the Skokie Police Department.

The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Pedersen.


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