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updated: 7/3/2013 3:26 PM

Two charged in iPhone robbery near Lisle park

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  • Deanna Nolan

    Deanna Nolan

  • Deshun Owens

    Deshun Owens


A Lisle woman and her stepbrother have been charged with robbing a man after he let them use his iPhone.

Deanna Nolan and Deshun Owens apparently liked the phone so much, they decided to take it from the 22-year-old victim by force, police said Wednesday.

Nolan and Owens were arrested about 10 p.m. Monday in the area of Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St.

Lisle Watch Cmdr. Ron Wilke said the victim was walking by the park when Nolan and Owens approached and asked to use his cellphone.

Wilke said the man let the suspects use his phone for about 10 minutes before they returned it. Moments later, though, the two came up behind him and announced, "This is a robbery," according to police.

Wilke said the victim turned over the iPhone and a handheld speaker after the suspects threatened to beat him and after Owens lifted his shirt to show a knife tucked in his waistband.

Afterward, authorities said, the victim described the robbers to police, who located Nolan walking along Yackley Avenue and Owens at Nolan's home on the 2000 block of Ogden Avenue in Lisle.

"They both admitted they were involved," Wilke said.

Wilke said officers recovered the stolen items from some bushes after Owens told them where to look.

Nolan, 18, and Owens, 17, of Chicago, each were charged with felony robbery. They remained in DuPage County jail Wednesday on $50,000 bail.

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