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DeKalb Man Sentenced for Robbery of Jimmy John’s and Heartland Bank

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois

ROCKFORD — A DeKalb man was sentenced on Thursday for the robbery of a Jimmy John’s in DeKalb and Heartland Bank and Trust in Sycamore.  

U.S. District Judge Iain D. Johnston sentenced KEVIN HAGEMEIER, 26, to almost eight and a half years in prison.  Hagemeier pleaded guilty in December of 2022 to two counts of Hobbs Act Robbery.   

According to the guilty plea, Hagemeier entered the Jimmy John’s and presented a note to the employee that stated “This Is A Robbery I have a gun in my waist Don’t make me use it and You’ll be able to go home.  Give me all the money in the drawer or else some bad thing may happen.” After receiving the money in the register, Hagemeier entered a car driven by an accomplice and left the scene of the robbery.  A couple days later, Hagemeier entered Heartland Bank with a similar note stating “I have a weapon. Get $1,400 out of your drawer and give it to me. If I think you told someone or pushed a button, people will get hurt.”  Hagemeier received the money and left with the same accomplice from the Jimmy John’s robbery. 

The sentence was announced by Morris Pasqual, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Robert W. Wheeler, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The DeKalb Police Department assisted in the investigation.  The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Ladd.

Updated April 7, 2023

Violent Crime