Armed Robbery Suspect Has History of Crime

HARVARD (WIFR) -- A man who admitted to breaking into cars in a quiet Loves Park neighborhood strikes again, only this time deputies say it's for a much more serious crime.

Jacobb Knobbe, 20, is accused of storming into a Harvard gas station and demanding money. He's now accused of armed robbery, burglary, and theft. This isn't the first time Knobbe has been in trouble with the law.

In June he plead guilty in Winnebago County to burglary. That was for burglarizing a vehicle in the Mulford Hills neighborhood last November. At the time, Loves Park Police believed Knobbe was responsible for hitting up more than 20 homes and cars. With that plea, Knobbe spent 180 days in jail and is on probation for three years.

I spoke with McHenry County prosecutor Michael Combs who will be trying the armed robbery case. He says Knobbe is in jail on $200,000 bond. Combs says he'll try to get a tougher sentence for Knobbe since he already has a criminal history.


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