John R. Abel Jr. Sentenced 5 Yrs After Pleading Guilty to Aggravated Battery During Robbery on Goebbert


A Schaumburg man was sentenced to 5 years in prison for robbing an Arlington Heights man of $1,500 at gunpoint in an apartment in Arlington Heights.

John R. Abel Jr., 19, of Schaumburg pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 21, 2009 to aggravated robbery.

Assistant Cook County State’s Atty. Mike Gerber said Abel and an accomplice, who is still awaiting trial, entered a residence in the 2200 block of South Goebbert Road Tuesday, March 3, 2009 and took cash. The two offenders fled in Abel’s black Chrysler 300.

Charges of home invasion and armed robbery against John Abel were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea to aggravated battery.

See breaking story from March 3, 2009 …
Home Invasion, Armed Robbery Report on Goebbert

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  1. For those of you who want to know what happened…John is going to serve 4 months of boot camp, some of you disagree and that is fine…..keep in mind this kid is only 19 and I really hope he will use this time to reflect on his life and his choices in friends…he could do so much better and I know he could be a better person then what he surrounds himself with. I also would hope that his family would send him to a different state once he gets out…so he has a chance to make it and a chance to change. Good luck to you John there are people who do believe in you!!

  2. john, get out of schaumburg. its the only way to change for good. LEAVE LIKE I DID JOHN. it was hard but its what has to be done. were both 19 now john. gotta give that crap up. J.A….

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