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Crime & Courts

DeKalb man held on $250K bond in attempted armed robbery charge

Emmanuel M. Thomas, 18,, of DeKalb
Emmanuel M. Thomas, 18,, of DeKalb

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge ordered that one of the men sought in connection with a recent attempted armed robbery be held at least until Thursday morning – unless he can come up with $25,000.

Emmanuel M. Thomas, 18, of the 400 block of Oak Street in DeKalb, has been charged with attempted armed robbery with a firearm and, if convicted, faces four to 15 years in prison.

DeKalb Police Cmdr. Bob Redel said police secured a warrant for Thomas’ arrest and caught up to him Tuesday night in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store at 802 S. Fourth St.

According to a Northern Illinois University safety bulletin, Thomas was one of at least two men who tried to rob a man about 11 p.m. Aug. 4 in the 700 block of Regent Drive. Redel said the men tried to steal the man’s belt, money and drugs, but he fought back and a neighbor saw the suspects after the man yelled for help.

Redel said Thomas had a gun on him at the time, although it hasn’t been recovered.

Redel said at least one more arrest is expected.

Thomas’ bond was set at $250,000 Wednesday afternoon, and he is due back in court at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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