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Crime & Courts

Rockford teenager charged with armed robbery in connection to August cellphone store incident

Rockford police arrested Jyrese D. Mallett, 18, of the 400 block of Stanley Avenue in Rockford, who faces charges of aggravated robbery and armed robbery in connection to the incident which occurred on Aug. 3, 2019.
Rockford police arrested Jyrese D. Mallett, 18, of the 400 block of Stanley Avenue in Rockford, who faces charges of aggravated robbery and armed robbery in connection to the incident which occurred on Aug. 3, 2019.

DeKALB – A Rockford teenager has been charged in connection with an armed robbery of a cellphone store on Lucinda Avenue last summer.

According to DeKalb County court records, Rockford police arrested Jyrese D. Mallett, 18, of the
400 block of Stanley Avenue in Rockford, who faces charges of aggravated robbery and armed robbery in connection to the incident, which occurred Aug. 3, 2019.

If convicted of the most serious crime, he could face up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.

Mallett was arrested March 26, and he appeared in DeKalb County court for bond call at the DeKalb County Court house Thursday, where his bond was set at $150,000. Mallett would have to post 10% to bail out.

– Kelsey Rettke

Initial reports of the armed robbery came through Northern Illinois Police, who issued an alert back in August that DeKalb police were searching for “at least five people” suspected of being involved in an armed robbery around 7 p.m. at the Boost Mobile store, 901 Lucinda Avenue.

It’s not known if any other arrests have yet been made in the case.

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