Two charged in $6,000 theft from Aurora business

Two teenagers have been charged with stealing $6,000 from a vending business on Aurora's near northeast side in late December.

Keynaz J. Foster, 18, of the 1700 block of Felton Road in Aurora, and a 16-year-old boy, whom police describe as Foster's accomplice, face felony charges of burglary and theft in a Dec. 26 break-in at the business on the 1700 block of Mallette Road, according to authorities.

Aurora police said about $6,000 in coins, a money-counting machine and other items were stolen.

Investigators identified Foster, who was wanted on other Kane County warrants, as a possible suspect. On Dec. 28, police saw Foster driving an SUV and pulled him over near Felton and Indian Trail roads because he had a revoked license and the outstanding warrants, police said.

Foster agreed to allow police to search the SUV, and items from the burglary were found inside, according to police.

Authorities continued to investigate, honed in on the 16-year-old, and arrested him at his house Jan. 3, police said.

Foster is being held at the Kane County jail on $25,000 bail, meaning he must post $2,500 to be released while the case is pending.

If convicted of the most severe charge, Foster faces a punishment ranging from probation to seven years in prison. He is next due in court Monday.

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