Police and FBI hunting for robber of Algonquin bank
May 24, 2012 7:46PM
PHOTO COURTESY ALGONQUIN POLICE DEPARTMENT A security camera caught this photo of a man robbing the Fifth Third Bank in Algonquin late Wednesday afternoon.
Updated: July 3, 2012 9:35AM
Bank robbed: Detectives and FBI agents were working with video surveillance photos of a robber who struck the Fifth Third Bank at 450 S. Randall Road Wednesday afternoon. Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Ed Urban said the man approached a teller at about 4:45 p.m., announced that this was a robbery and implied he had a weapon, though none was visible. The teller then handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the robber left on foot, heading north or northeast. Urban said he may have entered a small red vehicle that was seen leaving the area southbound on Randall. The man was described as possibly Hispanic and about 30-40 years old. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Algonquin Police Department’s criminal investigations division at 847-658-4531 or the Rockford office of the FBI at 815-987-9833.
Fire in Woodbridge North: Damage was estimated at $180,000 from a house fire Thursday afternoon at 2468 Crystal Creek Lane, just west of Randall Road in the Woodbridge North subdivision. Battalion Chief Tim Michaels of the Elgin Fire Department said the blaze started on a backyard deck while the homeowner and her daughter were asleep inside. A contractor who had just finished installing new siding on the home noticed heavy smoke developing at about 1:50 p.m. and banged on outside doors until the residents woke up and got out. But the fire quickly spread into the house until “everything on the first and second floors was heat- or water-damaged,” Michaels said. Investigators were still trying Thursday evening to figure out how the fire started.
Fake SSN card: Juan C. Delgado, 25, of the 900 block of Lavoie Avenue, Elgin, was charged with using a fictitious identification card after being accused of using a fake Social Security card. He was arrested Wednesday. Bail was set at $50,000, and he was given a June 6 court date.
Mutes tell a story: A police officer patrolling the area of Cherry and Spring streets at 3:30 a.m. Thursday said he found two trombone mutes lying in the street, one by itself and one inside a shopping bag that also contained some documents and mail. The officer then found a car parked nearby with one door ajar and signs that it had been burglarized. The owner, who lives along North Spring, told police he had left the car unlocked but the items found in the street seemed to be the only things the burglar had taken. He said the trombone that goes with the mutes was safely locked inside the car’s trunk.
Ticketed in fatal crash: A Bartlett man was ticketed in connection with a crash Sunday evening involving a pickup truck he was driving and a motorcycle, killing a passenger on the bike and seriously injuring the biker, Geneva police said Thursday. Kevin A. McElwain, 19, of the 600 block of Timber Ridge Drive in Bartlett, was ticketed for failure to yield during a left turn, police said; he is to appear in Kane County court June 19. Police said McElwain was northbound on Kirk Road when he tried to make a U-turn and collided with the southbound motorcycle, police said. Angelea M. Tedesco, 48, of Bolingbrook was a passenger on the motorcycle; she was pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m. Sunday at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, police said. The motorcycle’s driver, Michael A. Tedesco, 50, was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries and later transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. McElwain was treated on the scene, said police, who added that neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash.