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updated: 3/26/2013 1:04 PM

Man gets 7 years for Lombard robbery involving toddler

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A Bellwood man has been given seven years in prison for his role in a Lombard robbery in which two adults and a toddler were threatened.

David T. Johnson, 22, of the 3500 block of Adams Street, pleaded guilty March 20 to aggravated robbery and was sentenced by DuPage County Judge Daniel Guerin, according to court records.

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Johnson was one of three suspects accused of forcing their way into the victims' home in March 2011 and threatening the victims with a metal gun replica.

Prosecutors said the assailants fled with about $900 and a cache of electronics after binding two adult victims' hands with zip ties and using pillowcases to blindfold them and a 15-month-old child. Authorities have said the victims were acquaintances of at least two of the robbers.

Co-defendant Fernando Vazquez of Lombard pleaded guilty to home invasion last year and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The third suspect -- a then-16-year-old boy accused of orchestrating the robbery -- was not identified because of his age.

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