Union Bank Robber Convicted

A day room at the McHenry County Jail.

What follows is a press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office concerning the Union bank robber. The same guy was acquitted in a Huntley bank robbery.


Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Matthew Reno, of Hinckley Illinois, was convicted today of the offense of Attempt Armed Robbery, which was committed on March 24, 2008 at the Midwest Bank in Union, IL.

The jury deliberated approximately two and one half hours before delivering the verdict.

After the verdict Judge Joseph Condon revoked the defendant’s bond and remanded him into custody.

The evidence presented consisted of

  • testimony of a co-defendant,
  • a bank teller and
  • cellular telephone records, which placed the defendant in the vicinity of the crime scene.

The bank teller testified that a masked gunman pointed a gun at her and demanded money and the co-defendant testified that he acted as a get-away driver.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Jeff Bora and Michael Combs.

The defendant will be sentenced on October 1st, 2010 at 1:30 pm.

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