UPDATE (1/23): A Machesney Park man who was arrested last week after allegedly pointing a gun at a clerk during a convience store robbery has also been indicted for robbing a nearby bank.
Federal prosecutors have charges 32-year-old David Baney for the armed robbery of the Chase Bank on N. Alpine Rd. in Loves Park. The robbery occured on the same day, January 11th, that Baney allegedly robbed a Kelley’s Market in Machesney Park. Law enforcement officials had not indicated there was any connection between the crimes until now.
According to the federal indictment, Baney used a semi-automatic pistol to rob the Kelley’s Market on N. Second St. of $170 in cash and two cartons of cigarettes. He then proceeded to rob the Chase Bank located on N. Alpine Rd., in Loves Park, of $24,402.
He will appear in federal court in Rockford Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for an initial appearance on one count of Armed Robbery, one count of Armed Bank Robbery, and two counts of Using and Carrying a Firearm During a Crime of Violence. If convicted on all counts, he could potentially spend the rest of his life in federal prison.
The man accused of robbing a Machesney Park gas station last week, who was identified over the weekend, has been taken into custody.
Police say David Baney, 32, of Machesney Park, entered the Mobil at 8200 N. Second Street last Thursday, armed with a handgun, and demanded cash from a clerk inside, getting away before police arrived.
On Saturday, investigators identified Baney after reviewing surveillance video and working on tips from the public after photos from the surveillance video were released. Then, on Tuesday, police located him in the 8400 block of Elm Street in Machesney Park and placed him under arrest.
He is charged with armed robbery.