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Crime & Courts

Batavia woman charged with aggravated robbery

BATAVIA – A 23-year-old Batavia woman has been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery after she allegedly led an acquaintance to downtown Batavia so another person could rob him.

Myriah R. Rogers, of the 500 block of Illinois Avenue, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, a felony.

Charges against Rogers were authorized Monday.

Rogers was released from the Kane County Jail on Tuesday after posting $3,500 bail.
Her next court date is Feb. 6.

Rogers and the victim, who is a 21-year-old Batavia man, met around 8:40 p.m. Jan. 10 in the 100 block of First Street, police said.

“They knew each other,” Batavia Police Detective Kevin Bretz said. “She called him. They were going to meet.”

As he was getting in Rogers’ car, an unknown man grabbed the victim from behind, Bretz said.

“There was a short scuffle, and he was able to wiggle out of his jacket, which contained a cellphone and car keys,” Bretz said. “He took off running.”

Bretz said that Rogers “made some statements to Batavia police that were enough to lead us to believe there was a robbery in the making.”

Police are investigating the robbery.

Those with information about the incident are urged to call the Batavia police department at 630-454-2500.

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