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Armed robbery suspect held on $500,000 bail

Published: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 5:16 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 10:10 p.m. CDT
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Antwon D. Powell, 32, of 2188 Roland Drive, Glendale Heights, was charged with robbery.

ST. CHARLES – A Glendale Heights man is being held on $500,000 bail after palm prints linked him to an armed robbery in St. Charles last spring, police said Thursday.

Antwon D. Powell, 32, of the 2100 block of Roland Drive, faces one count of armed robbery with a firearm, a Class X felony. He must pay 10 percent of his bail, or $50,000, to be released from custody pending trial.

On May 19, two men – one armed with a handgun – reportedly approached a 37-year-old man walking in a bank parking lot in the 1500 block of West Main Street in St. Charles. The men stole money, a wrist watch, a cellphone and a plastic bag containing cigars from the victim, police said.

Police recovered the plastic bag and sent it to the Illinois State Forensic Division for analysis after finding prints on the item, police said.

In late September, police said, a forensic lab report indicated the palm prints belonged to Powell. St. Charles Police Department spokesperson Paul McCurtain said that would indicate Powell has a criminal record.

The Glendale Heights Police Department took Powell into custody on Dec. 11, police said. He is being held at the Kane County Correctional Facility.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

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