A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office:
McHENRY COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 70 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON ON ROBBERY CHARGES
ROCKFORD — A McHenry County man was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala on four charges of robbery. SHAWN M. RANK, 48, of Woodstock, Ill., was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, for the 2016 robberies of
- the Heartland Bank and Trust Company in Genoa, Ill.
- the Cash Store in Belvidere, Ill.
- the Harvard Savings Bank in Harvard, Ill.
- the Alpine Bank in Belvidere, Ill.
Rank was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $6,972 to the banks and the Cash Store.
Rank had pleaded guilty to the robbery charges on March 10, 2017.
According to the written plea agreement, Rank admitted that on Jan. 15, 2016, he walked into the Heartland Bank and Trust Company located at 327 West Main Street in Genoa, pushed a blue zippered bank bag across the counter to a teller and told the teller to fill the bag with $50s and $100s.
Rank opened his jacket and showed a gun tucked in his waistband to the teller.
The teller put $1,250 in the bank bag. Rank took the bag and fled.
In his plea agreement, Rank also admitted to robbing the Cash Store at 1479 North State St. in Belvidere, Ill., of $1,232 on April 1, 2016, and to the armed robbery of the Harvard Savings Bank at 58 North Ayer St. in Harvard, of $2,700 on May 6, 2016. Finally, Rank pled guilty and admitted to robbing the Alpine Bank located at 600 South State St. in Belvidere, of $1,790 on June 13, 2016.
The sentencing was announced by Joel R. Levin, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Michael Anderson, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, and the Harvard, Genoa, and Belvidere Police Departments, assisted in the investigation.
The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret J. Schneider