A Chicago man has been charged with armed robbery after police said he stole a tablet computer from a Naperville man at gunpoint.
Naperville police tracked down Marquies Edward James, 17, of the 6700 block of Campbell Avenue in Chicago, on Sunday. James is accused of stealing a Google Tablet computer from a 65-year-old man on the 200 block of Briarheath Lane and attempting to rob a 63-year-old man on the 400 block of Apple River Drive.
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Police said the 65-year-old robbery victim was smoking a cigar in his garage while using his tablet computer about 10:45 a.m. Sunday when a black man with his hair in corn rows wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and black gym shoes displayed an automatic handgun and took the device. The victim said the robber, whom he described as 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds and between 19 and 23 years old, patted him down for money before running away.
About 20 minutes later at 11:08 a.m. Sunday, Naperville police received a report of an attempted robbery on the 400 block of Apple River Drive by a man with a handgun who matched the description of the person who stole the tablet.
Police said they found James when someone called in a report of a suspicious vehicle on the 2400 block of Worthing Drive. The vehicle was found to be a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder that had been reported stolen from Chicago. Officers investigating the vehicle found James on foot in the area and recovered the stolen tablet and a BB gun, police said.
James has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.