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updated: 7/20/2011 2:50 PM

Aurora man charged in North Aurora robbery

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  • Dexter G. Robinson Jr.

    Dexter G. Robinson Jr.


An Aurora man has been arrested in connection with the June 6 robbery of the Dollar General Store in North Aurora, police announced Wednesday.

Dexter G. Robinson Jr., 21, of the 700 block of Crestwood Drive, was arrested without incident at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at his home.

Investigators seized a black semiautomatic style BB gun during a search of his home.

According to North Aurora police, a robber entered the Dollar General on Butterfield Road at 8:51 p.m. that night armed with a black handgun and demanded money from the cash register. After releasing still photos of the suspect, police received a tip on the identity of the suspect.

Robinson has been charged with armed robbery, a Class X felony; aggravated robbery, a Class 1 felony; and robbery, a Class 2 felony, according to police.

Bail was set at $100,000 Wednesday, and Robinson was being held in the Kane County jail.

Police are also still investigating an April 7 robbery of the same store, by two men. A spokesman declined to comment on whether the incidents are related.

Police continue to investigate both robberies and ask anyone with information to call (630) 897-8705.