Wisconsin man gets 15 years for McHenry bank robbery

WOODSTOCK – A Burlington, Wis. man was sentenced to 15 years in prison in connection with a bank robbery in McHenry.

Robert C. Lynn, 31, was in custody in Wisconsin where he was sentenced to 17 years for an armed bank robbery there. He appeared in McHenry County court Thursday. He pleaded guilty to armed robbery as part of a negotiated plea accepted by Judge Sharon Prather.

Lynn's McHenry County sentence must be served at 85 percent, and will run concurrent to the federal conviction in Wisconsin.

According to the criminal complaint, Lynn brandished a deadly weapon and threatened a teller at Illinois State Bank, at 1689 N. Curran Road. He took $57,000 from the bank.

The robbery happened on Dec. 30, 2011.

Charges against Lynn were filed in November 2012, after local investigators noticed similarities between the McHenry and Wisconsin bank robberies, authorities have said.

– Chelsea McDougall