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St. Charles teen faces additional charges; more charges possible for Geneva woman

Kayla Magnuson
Kayla Magnuson

A 17-year-old St. Charles boy, already charged with robbery and armed robbery in an incident that took place June 11 in Batavia, will face additional charges in a separate incident that took place the same day in St. Charles.

The St. Charles Police Department announced the charges on Monday in an incident that took place at 9 a.m. June 11 at Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. He was charged with two counts of burglary, one count of felony retail theft, one count of misdemeanor retail theft and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

In the release, police noted they were awaiting additional charges in DuPage County against a Geneva woman, Kayla N. Magnuson, 22, in an incident that took place at Wal-Mart. Charges were denied for Magnuson in the Meijer incident, police said.

Previously, Magnuson and the 17-year-old boy had been charged with felony counts of robbery and armed robbery along with retail theft, a misdemeanor, in connection with an armed robbery that took place on July 11, beforeat the Batavia Wal-Mart at 801 N. Randall Road, according to court documents.

Batavia police at 5:58 a.m. were dispatched to the Batavia store for a theft in progress. According to a Batavia police report, both Magnuson and the St. Charles boy entered Wal-Mart with the intent to steal a flat screen TV set.

After they were attempting to take a 32-inch TV, one of the Wal-Mart employees asked them if they had paid for the set. The 17-year-old displayed a long machete and told the victim, "Do you really want me to go back to the register?" and the two continued towards their car, according to the report.

After a second Wal-Mart employee confronted them, the 17-year-old told the victim he would stab her in the face, the report stated.

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