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Elgin man sent to prison for 6 years

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A 37-year-old Elgin man was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in beating and robbing a man at gunpoint of his wallet and iPhone5 in September 2013 in Carpentersville,

Brian Jones, of the 800 block of Lavoie Avenue, had at least seven previous arrests in Kane County before being arrested on charges of aggravated robbery, according to court records.

Jones pleaded guilty to felony robbery this week in exchange for prosecutors dismissing the most serious charge of aggravated robbery that carried a maximum 15-year prison term.

According to police, Jones and another man confronted a man on the 0-99 block of Oakcrest Drive in the Foxview Apartment complex.

The second man, who has not been apprehended, lifted his shirt to show the victim a gun tucked in his waistband.

Then, Jones and the man pushed the victim into a stairwell and Jones punched him in the jaw and stole his wallet, iPhone5 and cigarettes, police said.

Jones was arrested at the scene; the other man got away. Jones was held at the Kane County jail on $100,000 bail since the attack and gets 208 days credit toward his sentence.

People with information about the robbery or the other man involved should call police at (847) 551-3481.

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