Man charged in Valentine’s Day Naperville bank robbery
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The man taken into custody Friday afternoon after a PNC Bank in Naperville was robbed has been charged with the crime, authorities said Saturday.
Kevin A. Johnson, 30, of the 14300 block of Bensley Avenue in Burnham, was charged in federal court Saturday morning with one count of felony bank robbery, the FBI’s Chicago office said.
Johnson is accused of entering the PNC Bank at 9 E. Ogden Ave. shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday and demanding money from a teller. The complaint filed against him in court says he received about $3,369.
Authorities said Johnson kept his right hand in his coat pocket during the robbery and threatened to shoot the teller if his demands for money were not met. This led the teller to believe Johnson had a weapon, according to the complaint, which also says investigators reviewing surveillance footage saw the robber pull “a black object that resembled a handgun” from his waistband and point it at the teller.
Naperville police arrested Johnson Friday afternoon at his workplace in Naperville. Investigators were able to track him down partially because he already was being investigated in connection with a robbery Jan. 17 of about $3,305 from the American Chartered Bank at 2205 Butterfield Road in Downers Grove, according to the complaint.
After that robbery, a vehicle found to be registered to Johnson was reported parked without permission in the driveway of a home about a quarter-mile from the bank. The car was reported to be parked around 11 a.m., the same time robbery occurred, authorities said.
Investigators determined the description of the Naperville bank robber matched the description of the person who robbed the Downers Grove bank last month. Witnesses at the Naperville bank identified Johnson from a photo lineup, so FBI investigators and Naperville police went to his workplace and arrested him, the complaint says.
Johnson has not been charged with the Downers Grove bank robbery.
If Johnson is convicted of the bank robbery charge filed against him in the Naperville case, he could spend a maximum of 20 years in federal prison, authorities said.
A judge on Saturday ordered Johnson held until his next court date, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.
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