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updated: 1/29/2014 4:17 PM

Woman charged in downtown Batavia robbery

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  • Myriah R. Rogers

    Myriah R. Rogers


A 23-year-old woman has been charged with luring an acquaintance to downtown Batavia so another man could rob him, according to police and court records.

Myriah R. Rogers, of the 500 block of Illinois Avenue, Batavia, faces two counts of aggravated robbery, a felony that carries a penalty of anywhere from probation to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Batavia Police Detective Kevin Bretz said Rogers and the victim, a 21-year-old Batavia man, met at 8:42 p.m. Jan. 10 near a liquor store in the 100 block of First Street.

Another man came jumped the victim from behind while Rogers talked to him, Bretz said.

"A scuffle ensued," Bretz said. "He was able to wiggle his way out of his jacket (and escape)."

The jacket contained the cellphone of the victim, who was not injured.

"At this point, the investigation is still very active," said Bretz, who added police are looking for one, possibly two men involved in the robbery, the second possibly being a getaway car driver.

According to Kane County court records, Rogers' only previous offense, aside from traffic violations, was an August 2009 arrest for underage consumption of alcohol in Batavia. She entered the pretrial diversion program for that offense, records show.

Rogers was released from the Kane County jail Tuesday afternoon after posting $3,500 bond. She is next due in court Feb. 6.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Batavia Police at (630) 454-2500.

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