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updated: 7/12/2012 5:34 PM

Two charged in Glendale Heights home invasion, robbery

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  • Juwan Franklin

      Juwan Franklin

  • William B. Lewis

      William B. Lewis

 

A judge set bail at $500,000 Thursday for two men charged with invading a Glendale Heights apartment and robbing two people at gunpoint.

Juwan Franklin, 21, and William B. Lewis, 19, appeared in DuPage County bond court on charges of armed robbery and home invasion.

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Prosecutors said the victims -- a man and woman -- were with a baby inside an apartment on the 2300 block of Century Point about 3:40 p.m. Monday when the suspects knocked on the door.

The defendants demanded money and pointed a shotgun at the face of the man who answered, then punched him in the eye and wrestled him to the floor, Assistant State's Attorney Bethany Jackson said in court. She said the female victim also was punched in the head and ran out screaming.

The defendants fled with two cellphones taken from the victims and were arrested later that evening as investigators followed up on eyewitness accounts, police said. The baby wasn't injured.

Jackson said Franklin, of the 100 block of Gladstone Drive in Glendale Heights, has a prior drug arrest, and Lewis, of the 21W500 block of North Avenue in Lombard, recently served two years in prison for aggravated battery.

Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bail at $500,000 for both, meaning each man would have to post $50,000 to be released from the county jail.

They are charged with Class X felonies, which are typically punishable by up to 30 years in prison, and are scheduled to appear in court later this month.

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