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C’ville police charge 2 in armed robbery of student outside D-C

Updated: January 22, 2013 10:14AM

CARPENTERSVILLE — Police have charged two Carpentersville youths, ages 17 and 14, in connection with the armed robbery of a student Tuesday evening outside Dundee-Crown High School.

Police said Angelo T. Brown, 17, of the 0-100 block of Oxford Road, was charged Thursday with armed robbery and attempted vehicle theft, police said Thursday night. The 14-year-old faces the same charges, although his case will be handled in juvenile court, police said.

According to police, the two approached the boy, a 16-year-old sophomore at Dundee-Crown, about 5:50 p.m. 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. Brown was to appear in bond call on Friday, police said.

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

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