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Crime & Courts

Two arrested in DeKalb armed robbery

DeKALB – Police arrested two people and were looking for two others Thursday evening in connection with an armed robbery that happened just before midnight Wednesday in the 900 block of Lucinda Avenue.

Charged with armed robbery and two counts of home invasion were Eric J. Lecovre, 18, of Forest Park, and Kyndal S. Pringles, 18, of Aurora, DeKalb police Sgt. Bob Redel said. All three counts are Class X felonies, which typically are punishable with between six and 30 years in prison.

Their bonds were expected to be set in court this morning.

Two men – described as black, both about six feet tall and wearing dark pants and dark sweatshirts with their faces covered – entered the apartment with a handgun, police said. One of the men threatened a 21-year-old woman with a knife, Petragallo said.

No one was injured, but an undisclosed amount of money was stolen, DeKalb Police Commander John Petragallo said. The robbery was not a random act, and the robbers knew the man and the woman inside the apartment, he said.

An NIU campus safety bulletin referenced an attempted sexual assault, but Petragallo said those allegations did not go beyond an exchange of words.

“Some things were said, but no actions were taken to commit the offense,” Petragallo said.

People with information about the incident should contact the NIU police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb police at 815-748-8400 or DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272. People also can email crimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org.

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