UPDATE: Man Arrested for Bank Robbery


UPDATE:  Belvidere Police, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI have made an arrest in the bank robbery at the Alpine Bank in Belvidere Monday.

45-year-old Shawn Rank of Woodstock is charged with the crime, and also the robbery of a downtown Belvidere cash store in April.  He faces two counts of felony Robbery and two counts of felony theft, and faces up to 24 years behind bars.

Rank was arrested at his Woodstock home on the 100 block of Sunshine Lane on Wednesday.


Alpine bank officials are reporting that their branch at 600 S. State St. was robbed Monday morning.

The robber escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.  There was no indication whether the robber showed a weapon, but bank officials say all employees are safe.

Police are on scene.

More details as they become available.

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