Man charged in Naperville bank robbery

<p>The PNC Bank at the northeast corner of Ogden Avenue and Washington Street was reportedly robbed <span data-term=Fridayafternoon. The sign in the window of the front door of the bank reads: "This office is temporarily closed due to an emergency." |  Bill Bird~Sun-Times Media

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The PNC Bank at the northeast corner of Ogden Avenue and Washington Street was reportedly robbed Fridayafternoon. The sign in the window of the front door of the bank reads: "This office is temporarily closed due to an emergency." |  Bill Bird~Sun-Times Media

A Burnham man was charged in federal court Saturday in connection with the robbery of a Naperville bank Friday afternoon.

Kevin A. Johnson, 30, was charged with one count of bank robbery, a felony offense, in U.S. District Court. Johnson was ordered held until his next court appearance, scheduled for Feb. 20.

According to the complaint, Johnson entered the PNC Bank branch located at 9 E. Ogden Ave. in Naperville just after 2:30 p.m. Friday and demanded money from a teller. Johnson also allegedly threatened to shoot the teller if the teller did not comply with his demands, federal officials said. Johnson kept his right hand in his coat pocket, which led the teller to believe Johnson had a weapon.

Although not charged, the complaint also states that Johnson carried out a robbery at an American Chartered Bank at 2205 Butterfield Road in Downers Grove on Jan. 17. Following that robbery, an individual reported to law enforcement that a car later determined to be registered to Johnson was parked in a residential driveway at about the same time as the robbery.

The vehicle information and additional investigation led to the identification of Johnson and his arrest Friday in Naperville following the robbery.

No one was injured in the incident.

News of the holdup was distributed to students and faculty and staff members of North Central College less than an hour after the crime occurred by way of a campus safety bulletin.

The northwestern edge of the college is within blocks of the bank. The bulletin said students and staff members should “be advised of increased police presence in the area north of campus.”

The bank was closed for business immediately following the stickup, but a great deal of activity was observed inside nearly two hours later.

Two men who came separately to the front door late Friday afternoon would not discuss the situation or provide a telephone number for a PNC Bank corporate spokesman.

If convicted of the charge filed against him, Johnson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.

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