SYCAMORE – Two Sycamore teens were charged with armed robbery after they stole $100 worth of marijuana at knifepoint Wednesday, police said.
Tanner Young, 17, of the 1500 block of Woodgate Drive, hid in the back seat of a red Pontiac Vibe while Jeremy Schwiesow, 19, of the 1300 block of John Street, acquired about a quarter of an ounce of marijuana, court records show. When Schwiesow gave a signal, Young emerged brandishing the knife, and they ordered the dealer out of the car.
The robbery happened about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Buckboard Lane, which is northeast of Plank Road and Route 23 on Sycamore’s north side, court records show.
In his application for a public defender, Schwiesow indicated he had $147 in cash on hand when he was arrested.
If convicted of armed robbery, Young and Schwiesow would be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison without the option of probation.
Bond was set at $30,000 for each. Young is next due in court Wednesday, and Schwiesow’s next court date is Thursday.