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Armed Robbery at Batavia Pantry; Policeman, Clerk Injured

A Batavia Pantry clerk and a police officer are injured during struggle with a man identified as Antwann Hunt, who faces multiple charges related to the armed robbery.

Antwann Hunt
Antwann Hunt
Batavia police have arrested and charged a Chicago man with the Saturday armed robbery of the Batavia Pantry, 929 E. Wilson St.

Police arrested Antwann Hunt, 27, of 1332 S. Spaulding, Chicago, on charges of armed robbery with no firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and felony resisting a police officer causing injury.

According to a Batavia Police Department press release, police were notified of an armed robbery in progress at the pantry at around 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

A description of the armed robber was given to patrol units, and an officer saw a man matching the description running east in the 1000 block of East Wilson Street. After a foot pursuit and "short scuffle," Hunt was taken into custody, the release said.

Evidence of the robbery, including a knife and cash, were found where Hunt was captured.

The 36-year-old pantry clerk, who was unnamed in the report, received minor injuries to his head and hand during the robbery, the release said. The clerk was treated and released at the Batavia Pantry.

A Batavia officer was injured during the foot pursuit. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.

While Hunt's residence is listed as Chicago, he was staying at Batavia Apartments in the 1000 block of East Wilson Street, according to the press release.

Hunt is being held at the Kane County Jail on $300,000 bail, according to release issued at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

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