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DeKalb police: Man in disguise tried to rob two pharmacies

Published: Saturday, July 13, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
Kevin A. Coleman was charged with two counts of attempted robbery.

SYCAMORE – A 29-year-old Hampshire man wearing a hat with false hair and glasses passed threatening notes to workers at two local pharmacies to try to get Adderall, police said.

Kevin A. Coleman, of Brier Hill Road, was charged with two counts of attempted robbery, a felony typically punishable by up to 5 years in prison. He remained in DeKalb County Jail on Friday unable to post 10 percent of his $15,000 bond. He is next due in court Tuesday.

Coleman passed a threatening note to workers at Target, 2555 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, about 4:22 p.m. Thursday, DeKalb police Lt. Bob Redel said.

He did not show a weapon, but put his hands in his pants pocket as though he might have one there, Redel said.

No one was injured, and workers refused to give him the stimulant, which commonly is used to treat narcolepsy or attention deficit disorder.

Minutes later, workers at Hy-Vee, 2700 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, received a note with the same wording from a man wearing the same disguise, Redel said. They also refused to give him narcotics, and he left without incident.

Coleman was arrested later at his home in Hampshire, Redel said.

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