Bond said at $75,000 for accused bank robber

November 28, 2018

SYCAMORE – Bond was set at $75,000 Wednesday for a Sterling man accused of robbing a Shabbona bank.

Jason D. Welch, 39, is charged with financial institution robbery, which carries 4 to 15 years in prison, and robbery.

Should he post the $7,500 needed to be released, he’ll be placed on electronic home monitoring.

Welch entered the lobby at Shabbona Resource Bank, 102 S. Indian Road, about 11:40 a.m. Saturday, said he had a gun but didn’t show one, and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, DeKalb County Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan said.

Surveillance video from the bank identified him; video also showed him fleeing east on U.S. Route 30 in a green sedan. The car was found Sunday in downtown Chicago with evidence inside; Welch was arrested Sunday evening in the 500 block of West Grand Avenue in Elmhurst, investigators said.

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