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posted: 6/13/2014 1:01 AM

13 charges against St. Charles boy in Batavia, St. Charles robbery cases

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  • Kayla Magnuson

    Kayla Magnuson


A 17-year-old St. Charles boy faces 13 counts of armed robbery, robbery, burglary and retail theft, in connection with robberies Wednesday morning at Walmart stores in Batavia and St. Charles and a Meijer store in St. Charles.

A 22-year-old woman captured with him, however, has only been charged in connection with the Batavia robbery so far.

Kayla Magnuson, of Geneva, appeared in bond call Thursday morning, where her bail was set at $25,000. She needs to post $2,500 to get out of jail, and if she does, she will be on electronic home monitoring.

St. Charles police are still investigating her, and charges have not been brought, according to the police department's public information officer, Lisa Blackwell.

The 17-year-old boy is being held at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center. He appeared before Circuit Judge Thomas Mueller Thursday morning.

He is charged in a delinquency petition with armed robbery of the Batavia Walmart, accused of threatening two store employees with a knife while stealing a 28-inch flat-screen television set. According to the police report read in court, he wielded a knife with a 3-inch blade and threatened to stab one of the workers in the face.

He also faces two counts of robbery and one count of retail theft in connection with that theft, as well as two counts of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

He is charged with burglary and retail theft, accused of stealing a 32-inch flat-screen television set and a pregnancy test from Meijer in St. Charles.

He is also charged with burglary and theft in connection with the theft of a 39-inch flat-screen TV from the St. Charles Walmart, as well as unlawful use of a weapon.

And he is charged with retail theft, accused of stealing a carton of cigarettes June 10 from the Walgreens store on West State Street in Geneva.

According to court records, the youth is on parole for another crime.

His next court date is July 10. He will remain in custody until then.

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