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Crime & Courts

St. Charles Subway suspect charged in North Aurora robbery

NORTH AURORA – A man who was charged last month in connection with several area robberies, including one at Subway in St. Charles, has been charged in connection with a robbery in North Aurora, according to police.

The North Aurora Police Department on Monday issued a news release stating that charges are pending against Rodney W. Boyette, 50, of the 400 block of Standish Street, Elgin, in relation to an aggravated robbery Oct. 31 at Jun's Mobil, 329 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora.

Police said patrol officers were called to the gas station at 6:48 p.m. for a report of a robbery. The suspect handed the clerk a note that said, "have gun hand over cash," and the clerk complied, police said. Police are not releasing the amount of cash handed over.

Following the robbery, police became aware of other similar incidents in South Elgin, St. Charles, Cary and Carpentersville, and the suspect in each case was described similarly to the suspect in the North Aurora crime, police said.

After police consulted with the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, Boyette was charged with aggravated robbery, a Class 1 felony; robbery, a Class 2 felony; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor in connection with the North Aurora incident.

Boyette faces similar charges in connection to a robbery at Subway in the 500 block of Randall Road, St. Charles, police said in late November. Police responded to the restaurant on Nov. 3 when a subject entered Subway, implied he had a weapon, demanded money and fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.

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