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High bail set in robbery  of Dundee-Crown student

Updated: January 24, 2013 6:34AM

Bail was set at $750,000 Friday for Angelo T. Brown, 17, of Carpentersville who is accused along with an unidentified 14-year-old of robbing a Dundee-Crown student at gunpoint near the school.

Brown, of the 0-100 block of Oxford Court, is charged with a Class X felony count of armed robbery with a firearm, and a felony count of attempted vehicle theft.

According to police, the two approached the boy, a 16-year-old sophomore at Dundee-Crown, about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday as he was leaving the school. There was a girls basketball game at the school at the time, and the student was in the south parking lot, authorities said.

Police said neither Brown nor the 14-year-old is a student at Dundee-Crown.

After some conversation, one of the suspects — reportedly armed with a handgun — demanded the student’s cellphone and his car keys, police said. They took the cellphone and fled on foot without the keys after possibly being scared off by a vehicle entering the area, police said.

The student was not injured, officials said.

Police were given a description of the suspects, and detectives reviewed images from video surveillance cameras inside and outside the school.

Police also offered a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

On Thursday, police located the two suspects and later filed charges against them, police said.

Officials said that police planned to increase campus patrols during after-school activities at the high school.

Brown’s next court date was set for Jan. 4.

In a statement issued Friday afternoon, Dundee-Crown Principal Lynn McCarthy said, “The police and D300 administration greatly appreciate the tips that the public shared with us to help our investigation.

While there were no public tips that specifically led to an arrest or qualified for a reward, we still want to thank everyone for trying their best to help us solve this case. As we’ve said before, the best path to protect our communities is through open communication and shared vigilance.”

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