Romeoville man sentenced in Naperville robbery

Updated 2/12/2019 12:11 PM
  • Connor Machota

    Connor Machota

A Romeoville man has pleaded guilty to his role in a July armed robbery in Naperville while his alleged accomplice is wanted on a no bond warrant.

Connor Machota, 18, of the 1200 block of Santa Fe Road, is free on $30,000 bail. He pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated robbery in which he indicated he had a gun or dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail and two years of probation.

Prosecutors said police were called to the 1500 block of North Naper Boulevard for a report of a robbery in progress around 9 p.m. July 18. They say Machota and Jaziel Bradley had arranged to meet the victim on social media to buy four Lollapalooza tickets, but instead they displayed a handgun and stole the victim's tickets, cash, car keys and cellphone.

The weapon was never recovered, but Machota and Bradley, 20, of the 600 block of Hamrick Avenue in Romeoville, eventually were identified as suspects and charges were approved Feb. 7.

Bradley's warrant cites the charges of aggravated robbery and conspiracy against civil rights.

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