A teen accused of driving the getaway car in the armed robbery of the flagship McDonald's restaurant in Oak Brook last year was held Tuesday on $600,000 bail.
Kevin Duplessis, 19, of Hillside, is the third man charged with the Nov. 6 holdup, which netted about $384, according to DuPage County prosecutors. He was arrested at his home on a warrant Monday after authorities connected him to one of the other suspects through phone records, prosecutors said.
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Duplessis is accused of driving Bellwood residents Richard Evans, 18, and Kendrick Williams, 20, to and from the restaurant at McDonald's on the 1100 block of West 22nd Street.
Assistant State's Attorney Bethany Jackson said in bond court Tuesday that the robbers were armed with handguns and wearing masks when they entered the store about 10:30 p.m. After ordering all employees to the floor, they initially tried to get a manager to open a safe inside the office, then decided it was too much trouble and instead took a couple cash register drawers they stuffed into garbage bags, authorities said.
Police arrested Evans within days of the robbery, and Williams was charged in January, according to court records. Prosecutors said the eight-month investigation eventually focused on records showing that Duplessis took numerous phone calls from one of the other suspects the day of the robbery.
Evans and Williams have been charged with armed robbery and aggravated robbery. They both remained in the county jail Tuesday on bail of $500,000 and $600,000, respectively, and are scheduled to return to court July 20.
Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bail at $600,000 for Duplessis, meaning he would have to post $60,000 to get out of the county jail. Duplessis faces one count of armed robbery and is scheduled to appear July 26 before Judge Blanche Hill Fawell.