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Article updated: 4/17/2013 5:24 PM

Aurora man sentenced to 18 years for armed robbery


An Aurora man was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing an Aurora business at knife point last year, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

Jarvis L. Postlewaite, 28, of the 200 block of East Galena Boulevard was on parole for a 2005 armed robbery in Jackson County, Ill., when he committed the Aurora robbery.

Postlewaite entered a business on the 200 block of Jackson Street in Aurora around 2 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2012, and threatened to kill an employee if he was not given money.

The employee gave Postlewaite $260 from the cash register but was slashed by Postlewaite with the 4- to 5-inch blade of a knife on the right hand, right arm and right eye. The employee did not suffer permanent injuries.

Authorities identified and located Postlewaite through surveillance video. He agreed to plead guilty last Friday to one count of armed robbery, a Class X felony, in exchange for 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Postlewaite must pay $317 in restitution to the victim. He has been given credit for at least 216 days served in the Kane County jail, where he has been held since his arrest.

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