WEST CHICAGO – A convicted bank robber who escaped authorities in September 2009 before eventually being arrested in West Chicago received a 30-year prison sentence Monday for committing a series of bank robberies, according to media reports.
On Sept. 17, 2009, Robert Maday was being transported to the Rolling Meadows Courthouse by two Cook County State's Attorney's Office investigators for a sentencing hearing when he removed his hand cuffs, disarmed the investigators and fled, according to court documents.
Maday then hijacked two cars and robbed First American Bank in Bloomingdale, before being arrested in West Chicago on Sept. 18, 2009, records said.
In addition to the recent 30-year sentence for robberies committed before his September 2009 escape, Maday was previously sentenced to 44 years in prison for other crimes, including two charges of aggravated vehicular hijacking stemming from his escape, according to court documents.
As part of the most recent case, Maday also was convicted of escape, two charges of use of a weapon during the commission of a violent offense, armed bank robbery and possession of a weapon by a felon, court documents said.
Maday could face as many as 47 years in prison for those charges, records show.