Bank robbery suspect might have robbed Illinois gas station

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Gazette Staff
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
— Police have named a suspect in the armed robbery Friday of Mid America Bank in Janesville. Investigators believe the man is absent without leave from the U.S. Army.

The Janesville Police Department is seeking Michael C. Funk, 25, of an unfixed address, Pennsylvania, for questioning in the robbery of the bank at 2317 Milton Ave.

The bank was robbed at 11:14 a.m. Friday by a man with a black semiautomatic handgun who demanded money from a clerk, Janesville police said.

Funk is described as being 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is thought to have been driving a purple 2008 four-door Kia Spectra with North Carolina license plates, Janesville police said.

Funk also is wanted for the armed robbery of a Road Ranger gas station Thursday night in Belvidere, Ill.

The Belvidere Police Department has obtained a warrant for Funk's arrest. Funk displayed a handgun at the Belvidere gas station at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, demanding cash, Belvidere police said. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Funk is believed to be absent without leave from the U.S. Army, and should be considered armed and dangerous, Belvidere police said.

A secretary at the Janesville Police Department said Janesville and Belvidere police on Tuesday night linked the suspect to the two robberies.

Officers in charge of the cases at the Janesville Police Department and the Belvidere Police Department could not be reached late Tuesday for details on the investigation.

Last updated: 2:45 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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