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Bank Bandit Dad: Illinois Suspect Accused of Leaving His Newborn Son Home Alone So He Could Rob Bank

Illinois Man Allegedly Leaves Baby Alone to Commit Bank Robbery: Cops
Source: McHenry County Jail; MEGA

Peter Sova is behind bars after allegedly leaving his 9-month-old son alone at home so he could go rob a bank, police said.

May 7 2024, Published 4:02 p.m. ET

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Police say an Illinois man allegedly left his 9-month-old son home alone while he allegedly went out to rob a bank.

Around 10:45 a.m. on May 6, officers were called to a Huntington Bank in McHenry for a report of an armed robbery, according to the McHenry Police Department.

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Law enforcement officials said Peter Sova , 36, walked into the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money while brandishing what the teller believed was a handgun.

After receiving the cash, Sova fled the bank on foot, police said.

Shortly after receiving the bank robbery report, responding officers located Sova in a field that belonged to a church, and he was arrested without incident.

Police determined that Sova left his 9-month-old son home alone while he was committing the alleged crime.

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Officers took the child into protective custody and notified the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The child was later released to his mother.

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Sova was being held at the McHenry County jail and faces charges of one count each of aggravated robbery, theft over $500, and child abandonment.

The investigation is ongoing.


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