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updated: 7/11/2013 6:21 PM

Chicago men charged in Elgin armed robbery

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  • Antoine Adams

    Antoine Adams

  • Ronaldo Crawford

    Ronaldo Crawford


Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie Thursday set bail at $500,000 each for two Chicago men charged with the armed robbery of an Elgin electronics store.

Ronaldo Crawford, 33, and Antoine Adams, 38, both of the 8700 block of Bishop St., entered an electronics store on the 1000 block of Summit St., about 1:30 p.m. May 15 and locked the door behind them, according to police reports.

The men displayed handguns, police said, and ordered cashiers to put money from the register into a store bag. They also asked for iPhones and accompanied the employees to the back of the store, where the cashiers placed several cellphones and laptop computers into a store bag, police reports show.

The two men then ordered the cashiers into a restroom and left the store through the back door, reports said.

Court records show Adams and Crawford were arrested in June for the armed robbery of a Des Plaines electronics store, and that the Elgin store employees subsequently identified the two men as the individuals involved in that robbery.

Police said Adams and Crawford both admitted robbing the Elgin store.

The Des Plaines case is pending in Skokie. Additionally, Crawford and Adams were charged earlier this month in DuPage County with the armed robbery of a Lombard electronics store.

They next appear in a Rolling Meadows courtroom on the Elgin charges on Aug. 1.

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