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updated: 10/11/2012 4:05 PM

Naperville robber gets 15 years for 10th felony

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  • Antonio L. Alexander

    Antonio L. Alexander


A Naperville man is going back to prison for the fifth time after robbing a local gas station -- his 10th felony.

Antonio Alexander, 35, of the 30W000 block of Valencia Court, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison by DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell. By law, he must serve at least 7.5 years.

Alexander pleaded guilty last month to robbing a Mobile gas station at Route 59 and Diehl Road in Naperville about 1:30 a.m. Dec. 15, 2011. Prosecutors said he used his finger to make it look as if he had a gun in his pocket, telling a clerk, "Give me all your money, or I'll kill you," before fleeing with $83.

Assistant State's Attorney Steve Knight said Alexander was paroled from a 10-year prison term for an earlier convenience-store robbery in Cook County just five months before the Naperville holdup.

"Instead of going out and looking for a job, this guy just went back to being a hoodlum and doing what he thinks he does best -- and that's going into gas stations and robbing people," Knight said.

The DuPage robbery was Alexander's 10th felony, according to prosecutors, who said he has numerous prior convictions for drug dealing and drug possession and has served in prison four other times.

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