Crystal Lake Man Charged with Attempted Bank Robbery

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– A criminal complaint was filed late last week in U.S. District Court in Chicago charging a Crystal Lake man with the attempted robbery of the Wauconda Community Bank, located at 495 West Liberty Street, on February 9. The alleged perpetrator, identified as ROBERT M. McINTYRE, age 57, of 759 Oak Court, was charged with one count of attempted bank robbery, which is a felony offense.

The complaint alleges that McINTYRE entered the bank with what he claimed was an explosive device, which he threatened to detonate if his demands for money were not met. The explosive device turned out to be fake and McINTYRE left the bank empty handed.

McINTYRE is currently hospitalized for an undisclosed condition and he will be arrested by the FBI when discharged. The case was investigated jointly by the FBI and Wauconda Police Department.