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Holdup Thursday Night at Game Stop in Geneva Adds to List of Area Armed Robberies

Geneva police report an armed robbery at about 7:50 p.m. Thursday at the popular Game Stop store on Randall Road. There have been a number of armed robberies in the area in recent weeks.

A man with a gun held up the Game Stop store on Randall Road in Geneva a little before 8 p.m. Thursday.

The issued a press release at around 9:32 p.m. Thursday, saying a white male subject entered the 1492 Randall Rd. store at 7:50 p.m., displayed a silver-barreled handgun and demanded money.

The employees let him have the money, and the man fled.

No employees were injured, and the amount of money stolen was unknown at the time of the press release.

The man is described as:

  • Male/white
  • 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall
  • 170 to 190 pounds
  • Last seen wearing a dark-colored ski mask, unknown-colored winter hat with pattern around the bottom, dark-colored jacket, lighter-colored hoodie sweatshirt and white tennis shoes.

This is the most recent in a string of armed robberies in the area. Four of the robberies were from stores located on or near Randall Road.

On Monday, Dec. 5, a man with a different description than the Game Stop suspect , 323 W. State St., Geneva.

On Monday, Nov. 28, a , less than a week after a robbery of a Batavia Subway along the same road. (See below.) In that case, a lone male suspect walked into the store at 53 S. Randall Rd., displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. That suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 20s, around 6 feet tall, with short, light-brown facial hair.

On Friday, Nov. 25, two robbers on W. Main St. in St. Charles at about 12:37 a.m. One of the robbers displayed a handgun, and the robbers tied the employees' wrists.

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, an armed robber at the Subway on Batavia's southwest side around 8:40 p.m. The restaurant is located at 13 S. Randall Rd. in the same lot as the Batavia Jewel-Osco. In that incident, a white male displayed a handgun, demanded and received cash from the register, police said.

 previously they did not believe the St. Charles Domino's robbery was related to the Batavia Subway robbery.

If you have any information about this or other crime in Geneva, please contact the at 630-232-4736.

robert poznanski December 09, 2011 at 05:20 PM
This is not right, but, with the younger generations lack of jobs, desperation leads to desperate acts! No, it is not right, but it is fact!! Thank the Lord, no one has been hurt!!This just sounds like petty robbery, for what ever reason, owing to who is being robbed here, minus the bank!Times are tough for many, we can expect this to go on, as the economy stay's stalled, or, gets worse!!
Doug December 10, 2011 at 07:00 AM
If our state had a Right to carry/conceal law where law abiding citizens could protect themselves, loved ones, and property, I bet most of these robberies wouldn't have occurred and the perps would have thought twice about brandishing a firearm, knowing that someone else may legally be carrying one and use it in self defense... Enough already, we are the last state in the union NOT to legally allow persons to get permits for conceal/carry...
Dave Erickson December 11, 2011 at 03:56 AM
I agree. As much as I hate to admit it if a few of the perps were shot in the act of these robberies maybe the rest of the vermin would think twice before terrorizing our citizens. Time to fight back.

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