POLICE: Man Robbed at Gunpoint Outside Tri-Cities Restaurant

An employee of a St. Charles pub was robbed and assaulted Friday night. Here are the details.

Police are in search of two suspects who robbed an employee at gunpoint outside of a St. Charles restaurant Friday night.

An employee of , 1545 W. Main St., St. Charles, attempted to enter his vehicle after he closed down the restaurant, according to police. He was approached by two black males who demanded money and car keys.

At least one of the men was armed with a pistol, according to police. During the robbery one of the suspects struck the victim in the face with his fist.

The two suspects were wearing dark clothing and had their faces concealed, police said. The offenders were last seen running southeast through the parking lot from the scene.

This incident remains under investigation.

Other Robberies

The Tri Cities area had a string of armed robberies late last year and a couple this year. To get more details on each incident, click on the bold hyperlinked text below.

On April 12, a woman was robbed at gunpoint outside a North Aurora apartment complex just west of the Fox River.

A similar but separate . A juvenile was approached by a man in a hooded sweatshirt with an open knife. The man took $20 and a skateboard from the child and escaped via footbridge.

A Batavia man accused of holding up Subway restaurants in Batavia and North Aurora, as well as a St. Charles motel, , according to court records.

Douglas Kelley, 27, wore a ski hat and sunglasses when he on Nov. 23 and took about $600, prosecutors allege. Five days later, he carried a similar type and threatened a clerk into handing over money, court records show.

Then, on Dec. 29, Kelley used a toy pistol that “closely resembled a true firearm” to take , the records state.

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