Friday, February 15, 2013
A man pointed a semi-automatic gun at a clerk, police said. Here's a suspect description.
A 7-Eleven store in North Aurora was robbed Thursday morning, according to police. The robbery occurred at the 7-Eleven on 718 Butterfield Road. This is in the plaza on the southwest corner of Butterfield and Hart/Mitchell roads. North Aurora patrol officers were dispatched to the scene at 5:35 a.m., according to a police statement released Friday afternoon. "Upon arrival, officers learned that at approximately 5:15 a.m., a male wearing a mask entered the store and pointed a small black gun at (a store clerk)," the statement said. "The suspect demanded cash from the register and the clerk complied, giving him an undetermined amount of cash." The suspect also took an unknown quantity of lottery scratch-off tickets and several cartons of …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The robbery occurred on Saturday, and the suspect had a semi-automatic handgun, police said. Here's a description.
A bank on Batavia's east side was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning, police said. The robbery occurred at the Old Second National Bank on the 1000 block of East Wilson Street. Officers reported to the scene at 10:08 a.m., according to a Batavia police news release. "The offender displayed a black semi-automatic handgun," the release said. "An unknown amount of currency was taken. No injuries were reported." The offender left the area possibly in a white or light-colored, smaller four-door sedan, police said. The suspect's description is as follows: Police were first notified of the robbery after receiving an alarm. Officers were then notified that bank employees contacted police and told them an armed robbery occurred. Batavia police in …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The robbery occurred late this morning. Here's a suspect description.
A 7-Eleven store in North Aurora was robbed Monday morning, according to police. The robbery occurred at the 7-Eleven on 2 S. Lincolnway, located at the southwest corner of Lincolnway (Route 31) and State Street (Route 56). North Aurora patrol officers were dispatched to the scene at 9:57 a.m., according to a police statement released this afternoon. "Upon arrival, officers learned that at approximately 9:40 a.m. a female store employee was robbed outside of the store as she was transporting store money to the bank," the statement said. The suspect was waiting out of sight on the south side of the building. He knocked her to the ground, displayed the barrel of a gun and demanded money, according to police. The female complied with the …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The shirt worn in Zachary Schulz's police photo is actually sold by a pizza restaurant. Schulz faces an attempted armed robbery charge following a July 10 incident in Batavia.
The shirt worn by a 20-year-old in a Batavia Police photo that references "shroom-in'" actually came from a major restaurant franchise. Zach Schulz of Batavia had a green shirt on that said "Keep On Shroom-in'" when police took his photo on July 10. The shirt was ridiculed in the comments section of the first story, on Facebook and Twitter. The "Keep On Shroom-in'" shirt is sold by Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, a restaurant with locations in 17 states and Washington, D.C. (The closest location to Batavia is about four hours away in Carmel, IN.) Some Mellow Mushroom locations are adorned in tye-dye and mushrooms. Each location is "locally owned and operated, and every bit as unique, and just a touch eccentric, as the original," according to…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Douglas E. Kelley, 27, agrees to a sentence of 20 years.
A Batavia man has pleaded guilty to a string of armed robberies at several Kane County businesses. Douglas E. Kelley, 27, last known address of the 1100 block of Lorlyn Circle, Batavia, agreed Friday, June 29 with the Kane County State’s Attorney to a sentence of 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The sentence is in exchange for a guilty plea to three counts of armed robbery, each a Class X felony. Circuit Judge Timothy Q. Sheldon accepted the plea. At about 8:40 p.m. Nov. 23, 2011, Kelley entered the Batavia Subway restaurant at 13 S. Randall Road. He revealed a black handgun to an employee and demanded cash, and then fled with about $600. At about 8:10 p.m. Nov. 28, 2011, Kelley entered the North Aurora Subway at 53 S. …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The men tied up a store clerk and locked the door, police said. Here's more details, including suspect descriptions.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Two men robbed a North Aurora store at gunpoint on Sunday, police announced Monday afternoon. The incident occurred at Sunny’s Supermarket, 5 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora police said. North Aurora patrol officers were dispatched to the store at 10:45 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, officers found the store clerk with his hands bound behind his back. They learned that five to six minutes before their arrival, two suspects entered the store, both armed with handguns. One of them pointed a gun at him and demanded money from the cash register while the other one locked the front doors, according to a press release. The clerk complied and opened the cash register. He was then pushed to the floor and bound. The suspects took an unknown amount of money…
Friday, January 20, 2012
St. Charles police say Douglas A. Kelley, 27, was responsible for the Dec. 29 armed robbery of the Super 8 Motel. FBI also connected him to an Elgin robbery. Kelley already is accused of robbing two Subway restaurants, one in Batavia.
A 27-year-old Batavia man accused of robbing Subways in Batavia and North Aurora is now charged with the armed robbery of a St. Charles hotel. Douglas A. Kelley is charged with armed robbery, a Class X felony, St. Charles police announced Friday. Kelley is accused of showing a pistol to an employee working the reception desk of the Super 8 Hotel, 1520 E. Main St., on Dec. 29 and grabbing money from the register. Police said Kelley has been taken into federal custody. He was being held in Kane County jail on a $300,000 bail and appeared before a judge for bond call on Friday. On Thursday, Batavia and North Aurora police said Kelley was charged with two counts—each one stemming from a separate incident—of Armed Robbery with a dangerous …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Kane Co. State's Attorney's Office authorized charges in connection to the November Subway robberies in Batavia and North Aurora. The man charged has lived in Batavia and St. Charles.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Two police departments on Thursday announced charges against a man in connection with the 2011 Batavia and North Aurora Subway robberies. Batavia and North Aurora Police each charged Douglas A. Kelley, 27, with one count of Armed Robbery with a dangerous weapon, a Class X Felony. The police departments sent out separate press releases Thursday afternoon. Batavia's charge is in connection to a Nov. 23 robbery of a west-side Subway restaurant, and North Aurora's charge is in connection to a Nov. 28 robbery at one of its Subways. The Subways involved are each located along Randall Road and are about 3 miles apart from each other. Kelley is being held at the Kane County Correctional Center, according to Batavia's release. A judge set Kelley’s …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Naperville police said they suspect the men have been involved in several other area robberies.
Two local men who police say might be connected to several armed robberies at pizza shops last year, including the St. Charles Domino’s Pizza, were allegedly caught in the act Monday night. The Naperville Police Department had been watching the men, who are suspected of involvement in several other area robberies, when they were seen committing an armed robbery at Papa John’s Pizza, 1220 W. Ogden Ave., Naperville Police Sgt. Gregg Bell said in a news release. At about 10:15 p.m. Monday, police saw Cory M. Paytes, 22, of the first block of Eastfield Drive in Montgomery, and Travis J. Gamble, 22, of the first block of Anna Maria Lane in Oswego, committing the armed robbery, Bell said. The men attempted to flee the restaurant, but police …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Being prepared ain't just for Boy Scouts!
Yikes! You don’t often get to use the words “armed robbery” and “Tri-Cities" in the same sentence. Though we all know this kind of thing can happen anywhere, there’s a certain oil-and-water-ness to even having to think about it. Aside from the Dec. 5 Route 38 First State Bank robbery, which appears to be an isolated incident, between Nov. 23 and Dec. 8, four Randall Road-vicinity venues you wouldn’t normally associate with the word “holdup” have been robbed at gunpoint in the evening or early morning hours. My guess is the perp/perps are aiming for a time of day when they believe cash receipts will be at their height. As far as we know, this spree started with the 8:40 p.m. Nov. 23 robbery of the 13 S. Randall Road Subway in Batavia. A …