Man sentenced for armed Janesville bank robbery

Pennsylvania man sentenced to 10 years in prison

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced Friday for an armed robbery of a Janesville bank.

Michael Funk, 27, of Lebanon, Penn., was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 10 years in prison for using a firearm to rob the Mid America Bank in Janesville.

Funk pleaded guilty to the charge on June 14.

On Aug. 6, 2011, the Mid America Bank was robbed by a man carrying a large semi-automatic handgun. The man pointed the gun at a teller and told her to give him all her money. He gave her a drawstring-type bag and she put all the money from her drawer into the bag, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Prosecutors said Funk was identified as the robber in part based on information obtained during an investigation of an armed robbery committed the day before at a convenience store in Belvidere, Ill.

Funk was later arrested in the state of Washington with a gun that looked similar to the one seen in the bank surveillance video and $5,000, which included bait money from the Mid America Bank, prosecutors said. 

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