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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois

Monday, July 17, 2017

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, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for the 2016 robberies of the Heartland Bank and Trust Company in Genoa, the Cash Store in Belvidere, the Harvard Savings Bank in Harvard, and the Alpine Bank in Belvidere. Rank was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $6,972 to the banks and the Cash Store.


Rank pleaded guilty to the robbery charges on March 10, 2017.


According to a written plea agreement, Rank admitted that on Jan. 15, 2016, he walked into the Heartland Bank and Trust Company, 327 W. Main St. 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 the teller a gun tucked in his waistband. 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, 1479 N. State St. in Belvidere, of $1,232 on April 1, 2016, and to the armed robbery of the Harvard Savings Bank, 58 N. Ayer St. in Harvard, of $2,700 on May 6, 2016. Finally, Rank pleaded guilty and admitted to robbing the Alpine Bank, 600 S. 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 J. 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.

Violent Crime
Updated July 17, 2017