DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that bond had been set for four suspects accused of stealing personal items from two victims outside the Yorktown Mall. All four men appeared at bond hearing this morning where Judge John Kinsella set bond as below. Each defendant is charged with one count of Class 1 Felony Robbery and one count of Class 2 Felony Robbery. The cases against each of the four men will be heard in front of Judge Kinsella.

  • Shaheer Muhammad, 19, of 3839 W. Grenshaw, Chicago. Bond was set at $30,000 with 10% to apply. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 5, 2018, for arraignment.
  • Lezzerick Webster, 24, of 4355 W. Maypole, Chicago. Bond was set at $75,000 with 10% to apply. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 6, 2018, for arraignment.
  • Trentiss McClinton¸ 23, of 632 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago. Bond was set at $100,000 with 10% to apply. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 5, 2018 for arraignment.
  • Dewayne Powell, 22, of 1102 N Keystone, Chicago. Bond was set at $75,000 with 10% to apply. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 6, 2018 for arraignment.

 

About the incident…

It is alleged that on Wednesday, Nov. 7, approximately 3:35 p.m., the four men were at Yorktown mall together. It is alleged that one of the men bumped into the first victim while he was using his cell phone outside the mall and that he then stole the phone from the victim’s hand after bumping him. It is further alleged that the second victim, a 78-year-old woman, was walking outside the mall when the same defendant forcibly took her purse from her arms. It is alleged that all four men then entered a vehicle and fled the scene.

An investigation initiated by the Lombard Police Department led authorities to a nearby strip mall. All four men had abandoned their vehicle in the strip mall. Three of the men were ultimately found in a dumpster and the fourth was found standing outside the dumpster near a Nordstrom Rack store in the strip mall by Oak Brook Terrace Police.

“As evidenced by the quick identification and arrest of the four men accused in this case, the Lombard Police Department has no tolerance for this type of behavior,” Newton said. “I thank the State’s Attorney’s Office for filing the appropriate charges against these four men. I would also like to thank the Oak Brook Terrace Police Department for their work in locating these defendants.”

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendants’ guilt.

 

 

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