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updated: 8/28/2013 10:31 PM

Second man charged in Naperville cellphone store robbery

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  • Dennis Clark

    Dennis Clark

  • Christopher Nesbit

    Christopher Nesbit


A DuPage County judge set bail Wednesday for one of two men charged with robbing a Naperville store of more than $40,000 worth of cellphones.

Dennis Clark, 23, of Chicago, confessed to the Aug. 12 holdup during an interview with detectives late Tuesday, according to prosecutors.

Clark and his co-defendant, 44-year-old Christopher Nesbit of Chicago, are accused of threatening two employees with a gun during the 6:30 p.m. robbery at Radio Shack, 1223 E. Ogden Ave.

Afterward, they locked the victims in a bathroom and sped off in a Volvo with more than $40,000 in cellphones, Assistant State's Attorney Steve Knight said in court.

Nesbit was taken into custody when the getaway vehicle crashed near 15th Street and Kolin Avenue in Chicago. Prosecutors said Nesbit implicated Clark, whose photo was then shown to the victims.

"Both victims immediately identified (Clark) as the second robber," Knight said.

Clark and Nesbit each have been charged with armed robbery and were described in court as gang members. If convicted, they face extended prison terms of 21 to 45 years because a gun was involved.

Prosecutors said Clark had been on parole after serving time for a string of residential burglaries in Cook County. Sexton set bail at $500,000, meaning Clark would have to post $50,000 to be released.

Nesbit's bail also has been set at $500,000, and he remained jailed Wednesday.

Both men are scheduled to return to court next month. Investigators are still pursuing a third man who acted as a lookout, prosecutors said.

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