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posted: 5/22/2012 6:43 PM

Bartlett man suspected of multiple armed robberies

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  • Pawel D. Szymulewski

    Pawel D. Szymulewski


A Bartlett man is being held in the Kane County jail on several charges, including armed robbery, while various suburban departments investigate his possible connection to other local crimes.

Pawel D. Szymulewski, 19, last known to reside in the 200 block of Burton Drive, has so far been charged with armed robbery, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a converted motor vehicle, all felonies related to South Elgin cases, according to police.

The South Elgin Police Department was called to assist Roselle police Sunday in apprehending Szymulewski, according to both departments. The man got away during a foot chase Sunday, but a tip led police to a home in the 1100 block of Kane Street Monday, where Szymulewski was arrested, South Elgin police said.

Police say they found a .22-caliber rifle in the home.

Detective Sgt. John Lawson, of the Roselle Police Department, said charges have not been filed against Szymulewski but are being discussed with the state's attorneys office in connection to the Sunday armed robbery that originally prompted contact with South Elgin.

The South Elgin robbery in which Szymulewski was charged took place Feb. 28 at the Marathon Gas Station on Route 25, police said.

Itasca Deputy Police Chief Bob O'Connor said a warrant also has been approved to arrest Szymulewski and charge him with an armed robbery that took place just before 5 a.m. Sunday in Itasca. O'Connor said once his department was made aware of Szymulewski's arrest in South Elgin, investigators interviewed him about the Itasca robbery, to which he confessed.

While Szymulewski is navigating the court process for the South Elgin charges, O'Connor is not sure whether Szymulewski will be served the warrant while in Kane County or be transported to DuPage.

"It's a little bit of logistics, but we can get through it," O'Connor said.

Streamwood and Bartlett police departments also have ongoing investigations but no charges have been filed yet.

Szymulewski appeared in Kane County bond court Tuesday afternoon on the stolen vehicle charge, where his bail was set at $75,000, of which he must pay 10 percent to be released while his case is pending. He is due in bond court again Wednesday morning on the South Elgin armed robbery charge.

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