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St. Charles teen receives additional charges

Kayla Magnuson
Kayla Magnuson

ST. CHARLES – 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 store-related incidents that took place the same day in St. Charles.

The St. Charles Police Department on Monday announced the charges in incidents that involve the St. Charles locations of Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road, and Wal-Mart, 150 Smith Road. The St. Charles teen 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, according to a news release.

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 the St. Charles Wal-Mart on the city's far east side in DuPage County. 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 June 11 at the Batavia Wal-Mart, located at 801 N. Randall Road, according to court documents.

Batavia police at 5:58 a.m. June 11 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.

As they attempted to take a 32-inch TV past the last point of purchase, 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 employee "do you really want me to go back to the register" and the two continued toward 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. Police on June 11 later found the suspect vehicle in Geneva and took Magnuson and the teen into custody.

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