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.