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    Homeless Man Arrested In Alleged Armed Robbery of Dollar Tree

    A homeless man was arrested today for the alleged armed robbery of the Dollar Store on Rt. 59 in Naperville Thursday morning.

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Jason Arres announced today that bond has been set for the man in the amount of $1.5 million with 10% to apply. He has been charged with Armed Robbery, a Class X Felony.

    On Thursday morning between 8am and 9am, the accused allegedly approached the register at the Dollar Store, wearing a surgical mask, with several items. After his attempt to purchase those items was declined, he displayed a silver knife which was unfolded and demanded money from the cash register. After the cashier gave him approximately $60 from the register, he fled the scene.

    Through the course of their investigation, authorities had identified Lewis as a suspect. He was taken into custody Friday at a nearby hotel where he had been living.

    “It is alleged that [the accused] threatened at knifepoint an innocent woman who was trying to make an honest living for sixty dollars” Berlin said. “This type of brazen behavior will not be tolerated in DuPage County and will be met with the full force of the law, as evidenced by Judge Skarin’s significant bond. [The accused] finds himself facing thirty years behind bars if he is found guilty of the charges against him.”

    “Crimes like this are senseless and put our community at risk,” Arres said. “We will continue to vigorously investigate crimes such as this and hold those responsible accountable.”

    The accused’s next court appearance is scheduled for January 10, 2022, for arraignment in front of Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh.

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