A St. Charles man was charged with seven counts following an attempted armed robbery that occurred on a residential street just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Arrested was Charley Soto, 18, of the 100 block of South 13th Street in St. Charles.
According to St. Charles police, officers responded at 6:36 a.m. Saturday to the area of Howard Street and South 16th Street on the west side of the river for a report of an attempted armed robbery.
The victim reported that a man, later identified as Soto, pulled up next to him in a vehicle as the victim rode his bicycle north of South 16th Street. Police said Soto displayed a weapon and ordered the victim to give him his money.
The victim fled on his bicycle, and Soto drove away from the scene. Within minutes, a responding police sergeant located a vehicle matching that of the suspect parked near a playground several blocks away.
After an investigation, Soto was taken into custody and charged with:
- three counts of Armed Violence (Class X felony)
- one count of Attempted Armed Robbery (Class 1 felony)
- one count of Attempted Aggravated Robbery (Class 2 felony)
- two counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (Class 4 felony)
The Geneva Police Department, Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Campton Hills Police Department assisted in the initial search for the suspect.
SOURCE: St. Charles Police Department news release