Charges Filed in Connection with String of Suburban Bank Robberies
|FBI Chicago June 18, 2013|
CHICAGO—A Cary, Illinois man has been charged in a three-count criminal complaint for robberies that occurred over a 10-day period earlier this month. The charges were announced today by Cory B. Nelson, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI, and Gary S. Shapiro, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
Evan L. Hall, 26, of the 100 block of River Drive in Cary, was charged in a criminal complaint filed last Friday in U.S. District Court with three counts of bank robbery, a felony offense. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary M. Rowland yesterday, at which time he was formally charged. Hall remains in federal custody pending his next scheduled court appearance, which is scheduled for July 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
According to the complaint, Hall’s first robbery occurred on June 2, 2013, at a TCF Bank branch located at 1157 North Eola Road in Aurora. On that date, Hall allegedly made a verbal demand for money, and, when offered an entire drawer of cash by the teller, Hall directed the teller to hand him the money instead. A witness reported seeing the robber leave the bank and enter a gray-colored Audi.
The second of the charged robberies took place at a Lombard TCF Bank branch located at 1177 South Main Street just four days later. The complaint alleges that on June 6, Hall entered the bank and again made a verbal demand for money. The complaint further alleges that Hall threatened the teller and gestured to a firearm he carried in a sweatshirt pocket.
The third robbery charged in the complaint occurred on June 12. The complaint states that Hall entered a TCF Bank branch located at 1952 West Galena Boulevard in Aurora on that day and once more verbally demanded money from the teller. A short time later, police stopped a blue Audi near the location of the robbery and took Hall, the passenger in that car, into custody.
Mr. Nelson expressed his thanks to the Aurora and Lombard Police Departments for their participation in the investigation of the robberies and the quick apprehension of Hall following the third robbery.
If convicted of the charge filed against him, Hall faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.