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Bartlett man faces attempted armed robbery charges

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A Bartlett man faces attempted armed robbery charges after authorities say he tried to rob three men at gunpoint on July 4.

A Cook County judge set bail at $150,000 Saturday for Michael T. Foster, 25.

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Authorities say the men were approached as they entered their car in a parking lot in the 100 block of Hillcrest Lane in Bartlett. Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Moe Ahmad said Foster, of the 100 block of Hillcrest Lane, pointed a small caliber gun at the men saying "Give me your money. Where's your money?" Foster then dropped the gun, after which the three men fled, Ahmad said.

A resident of a nearby apartment building reported seeing the defendant enter the building carrying a small black weapon, police said. Foster subsequently turned himself in and was identified in a lineup by the three men, authorities said.

Foster's criminal background includes a 2006 conviction for retail theft for which he received 30 months probation, and a 2009 DUI for which he received 18 months supervision, Ahmad said.

Foster next appears in court on Aug. 1. If convicted he faces from four to 15 years in prison. Probation is also available.

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