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Elgin man charged in robbery at Subway in St. Charles

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:03 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 8:53 a.m. CDT
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Rodney W. Boyette

ST. CHARLES – An Elgin man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery that took place at a Subway restaurant in St. Charles earlier this month, police officials announced Wednesday.

Rodney W. Boyette, 50, was charged with aggravated robbery and indicating that he was armed with a firearm, a Class 1 felony; robbery, a Class 2 felony; and theft of less than $500, a Class A misdemeanor, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.

On Nov. 3, police responded to the Subway in the 500 block of South Randall Road at 5:25 p.m. for a report of a man who entered the restaurant, demanded money from the register and implied he had a gun. The subject then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

Witness descriptions of the suspect matched those provided in similar robberies that occurred on Oct. 31 in North Aurora, on Nov. 1 in South Elgin and on Nov. 5 in Cary. Witness statements, along with video surveillance, showed that the same man might have committed all four robberies, the news release states.

Boyette was located by police after an incident on Nov. 7, when he entered a Carpentersville business, implied he had a weapon, demanded cash and then fled, police said. A witness provided police with the suspect's vehicle information, and Boyette subsequently was tracked down and located a short time later by an Algonquin police officer, states the news release.

The Kane County State's Attorney authorized a warrant for Boyette's arrest on Tuesday.

Boyette was taken into custody and was transferred to the Kane County Jail, where he is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

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