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updated: 12/6/2012 4:23 PM

Man gets 18 years for Hoffman Estates robbery, home invasion

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A 30-year-old Maywood man who authorities say committed a Hoffman Estates home invasion while he was out on bond on another case pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday in Rolling Meadows.

Bobby Greene, of the 600 block of 17th Street, pleaded guilty before Cook County Judge Ellen Mandletort, who sentenced him to a total of 18 years in prison.

On the charge of attempted robbery, Mandletort sentenced Greene to five years, which will run concurrent to the six-year sentence she imposed in exchange for his guilty plea to robbery.

For the class X felony of home invasion, Mandletort sentenced Greene to 12 years in prison, which he will serve consecutive to the robbery sentences.

The crime spree began about 9:30 p.m. on July 19, 2011, when Greene approached a Hoffman Estates man sitting outside his home and demanded money and property, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Mike Gerber.

On July 27, 2011, Greene approached another Hoffman Estates man about 1:20 a.m. as he took out his trash and asked if he had a dollar, Gerber said. When the man responded that he didn't have a dollar, Greene grabbed him from behind and took his wallet, which contained credit cards, Gerber said, adding that both victims identified Greene in a lineup.

While on bond for those charges, Greene, accompanied by a woman, knocked on the door of a Hoffman Estates residence at about 5:25 a.m. on Oct. 3, 2011, Gerber said. He then forced his way inside and struck the man who answered the door on the head and body.

The victim suffered a broken left arm and a fractured orbital of his right eye, Gerber said.

In custody and facing home invasion charges, Greene admitted to police that he "forced his way into the residence for the purpose of straightening (the victim) out," Gerber said.

Greene received credit for the 474 days he has spent in custody on the robbery and attempted robbery charges. He also received 421 days credit on the home invasion charge. He must complete at least 50 percent of his sentences on the robbery charges, and at least 85 percent of his sentence on the home invasion charge before he is eligible for parole.

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