Elburn bank robbery suspect arrested

Updated 4/24/2018 4:23 PM

An Elburn bank was robbed Tuesday morning, but police quickly caught the suspect.

Elburn police reported that an Old Second National branch, 749 N. Main St., was robbed at 10:19 a.m. by a man who implied he had a gun.


Employees gave him a bank bag of cash, and the man left in a vehicle.

Officers pursued the vehicle, and the suspect surrendered at Keslinger Road and I-88. Keslinger crosses I-88, but the bridge is closed for construction.

Elburn police identified the man as Robert J. Johnson Jr., 33, of Machesney Park.

Police said they recovered a gun they believe Johnson threw out of the car.

The investigation has been turned over to the FBI.

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