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updated: 3/24/2014 2:33 PM

Cary couple charged in Elgin armed robbery

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  • Jessica Miller

    Jessica Miller

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    Cordell Miller


A Cary couple already jailed for a Waukegan armed robbery was charged in connection with a similar robbery in Elgin, police said Monday.

Cordell J. Miller, 25, and his wife, Jessica Miller, 28, both of the 400 block of Crest Drive in Cary, were charged in the robbery that took place about 7 p.m. March 6 at a dress shop on the 1200 block of Dundee Avenue in Elgin, Elgin Police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault said in a news release Monday.

Both were with one count of armed robbery, a class X felony. The victim, who was not injured, reported a man entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded to be shown the cash register. The man fled the scene after taking less than $50 and a cellphone, police said.

Waukegan police detectives notified Elgin police on March 17 that they had suspects in custody on similar armed robberies, police said.

The Millers were charged in connection with armed robberies March 11 at the S&D Mini Mart, on the 1100 block of Greenwood Avenue in Waukegan, and the next day at Supermercado Zapopan, on the 2000 block of Washington Street in Waukegan.

Elgin detectives interviewed the pair, who were charged also based on witness information and recovered evidence, Theriault said. Jessica Miller was later identified as the getaway driver, he said.

Both Millers are being held at the Lake County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. Both are due in court April 16.

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