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Alleged serial robber faces more charges

Rodney W. Boyette

Rodney W. Boyette

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Updated: January 5, 2014 6:33AM

An Elgin man who was charged recently with robbing businesses in South Elgin, St. Charles and Carpentersville has now been connected to the robbery of a North Aurora gas station, police said.

Rodney Boyette, 50, has been charged with felony aggravated robbery, felony robbery and misdemeanor theft stemming from the Oct. 31 robbery of Jun’s Mobil gas station, 329 S. Lincolnway, according to North Aurora police.

Police said a man matching Boyette’s description entered the business around 6:48 p.m. and handed the clerk a note declaring he had a weapon, and demanding cash. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspect fled the scene.

No weapon ever was displayed, police said.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call North Aurora police detectives at 630-897-8705, ext. 610. Anonymous tips can be left by calling 630-897-8705 and choosing option 3.

An Algonquin police officer stopped Boyette last month as he fled from the scene of a robbery at a Subway restaurant in Carpentersville, police said.

Carpentersville police were able to obtain a description of the suspect’s vehicle, which was broadcast to area officers. An Algonquin officer stopped a vehicle matching the description a short while later, authorities said.

Boyette eventually was linked to the additional robberies in St. Charles, South Elgin and North Aurora, police said.

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