A 17-year-old male juvenile residing in Campton Hills was taken into custody and charged with armed robbery and Intimidation in relation to an armed robbery that took place Aug. 9 at a St. Charles 7-11 store.
According to a St. Charles Police Department news release, officers responded at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, to the 7-11 store located at 2400 E. Main St. for the report of an armed robbery which had just occurred.
The employee told police that a male subject entered the business and displayed a knife as he approached the counter. The offender was described as approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and red face covering.
The offender also had what appeared to be red dye on his hands.
No one was injured in the incident, and the offender left the store with an undisclosed amount of proceeds. He then possibly left in a vehicle.
A review of the store’s security camera system showed that the offender was wearing a unique hooded sweatshirt.
St. Charles police officers and detectives obtained information that led to a search warrant being issued for the juvenile’s residence. St. Charles officers were assisted by the Campton Hills Police Department in the execution of the warrant.
During a search of the residence, items of evidence that linked the juvenile to the St. Charles robbery were found as well as items that linked him to a robbery of a Campton Hills gas station on July 21. St. Charles police contacted the Kane County States Attorney’s Office and the following charges were approved;
- Armed Robbery, a Class X felony
- Intimidation, a Class 3 felony
Campton Hills police also contacted the Kane County States Attorney’s Office and an armed robbery charge was approved for the July gas station robbery.
The juvenile was transported to the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Joliet, where a detention hearing was scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19.
The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to contact the St. Charles Police Department at 630-377-4435.
Information can also be left anonymously by contacting the Drug & Crime Tip Line at 866-378-4267, or on-line at https://www.stcharlesil.gov/report-crimedrug-tip.