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posted: 6/29/2012 5:06 PM

Batavia man pleads guilty to Subway, hotel robberies

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  • Douglas A. Kelley

    Douglas A. Kelley


A Batavia man pleaded guilty Friday to robbing Subway restaurants in North Aurora and Batavia, and the Super 8 Motel in St. Charles, at gunpoint last November.

In exchange, Douglas A. Kelley was sentenced to 20 years in prison, to be served concurrently with the time he is serving for robbing a bank in Elgin in January.

Kelley, 27, was accused of robbing the Subway on Randall Road in Batavia Nov. 23, taking $600; the Subway on Randall in North Aurora Nov. 28, getting $300; and the Super 8 on East Main Street, getting $400. In all cases he displayed a gun, which police later learned was a toy.

Kelley pleaded guilty to bank robbery in federal court in April, and was sentenced last week to more than 11 years in prison. He must serve at least 85 percent of the federal sentence, and 50 percent of the Kane County sentence.

Kelley also has a 2012 Cook County criminal case. The disposition of that case could not be determined. He was questioned in connection with a December robbery of a Subway restaurant in Streamwood, according to police and court records.

Kane County Assistant State's Attorney Jodi Gleason told Kane County Judge Timothy Sheldon that Kelley confessed to the robberies while under arrest in Elgin in connection with the bank robbery.

Kelley and Lucas G. Marin, 29, were charged with the Jan. 18 robbery of the Elgin State Bank branch at 1590 N. McLean Blvd. According to the federal complaints, both concealed their faces and were armed with handguns that were later determined to be pellet guns. They obtained $2,800. A security dye pack in the money exploded when they left the bank, and they threw the money out of the getaway car, according to the complaints. A bystander called police, and followed them.

Kelley, of the 1100 block of Lorlyn Lane, told a Kane County judge in February he worked part-time at a St. Charles bar and lived in the area about four months with his girlfriend. He's been to prison three times, and was still on parole for residential burglary charges after his release last July.

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