ST. CHARLES – Jonah A. De Leon, 19, of the 600 block of South Neltnor Boulevard, West Chicago, was charged with armed robbery, a Class X felony, and aggravated robbery, a Class 1 felony, in relation to the armed robbery of Domino’s Pizza in St. Charles.
At 12:17 a.m., Dec. 27, 2017, officers responded to Domino’s Pizza, 1450 W. Main St., St. Charles, for a report of an armed robbery, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.
Employees reported the offender entered the front door, allegedly displayed a black handgun and demanded cash, the release stated. The employee handed over the cash as well as a cell phone as demanded by the offender.
The offender allegedly fled westbound toward N. 15th Street on foot, the release stated. Officers checked the area and a K9 from the Aurora Police Department responded to assist. The offender was not located.
On Jan. 30, after a joint investigation, detectives from the St. Charles Police Department and the West Chicago Police Department took De Leon into custody, the release stated.
A search warrant was executed on his residence and vehicle. During the search, officers located items of evidence that linked De Leon to the Domino’s robbery, the release stated.
The investigation was helped by members of the public who called in tips after seeing surveillance photos of the crime that had been posted on social media by both agencies.