DuPage County State’s Attorney
Robert B. Berlin, DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and Lisle Deputy Chief
of Police Ron Wilke announced today that bond has been denied for a Chicago man
accused of robbing several hundred dollars from two DuPage County businesses.
Devonte Johnson, 20 (d.o.b. 9/18/1999) of 7816 S Carpenter Street, appeared at
a bond hearing this morning where Judge Liam Brennan denied bond. Johnson has
been charged with two counts of Armed Robbery with a Firearm, a Class X Felony.
On January 4,
2020, DuPage County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery that
had occurred at the Domino’s Pizza located at 5531 Belmont Road in unincorporated
Downers Grove. Upon their arrival, the suspects had already fled the scene. It
is alleged at approximately 1:29 p.m., two male subjects entered the Domino’s
Pizza. It is alleged that one of the subjects, later identified as Johnson,
walked behind the counter, pointed a gun at the cashier and ordered the cashier
to open the register. It is further alleged that when the cashier complied with
Johnson’s orders, Johnson and his accomplice took the money from the register. It
is further alleged that Johnson, with the firearm still pointed at the cashier,
then ordered the cashier to open the safe. It is alleged that when the cashier
again complied with Johnson’s orders, Johnson took the money from the safe. It is
alleged that Johnson and the unknown second male then fled the scene in a
Mercedes-Benz that had been stolen earlier that day from a location in
Bolingbrook. Through the course of their investigation, authorities learned
that shortly before the armed robbery at the Domino’s Pizza, at approximately
1:19 p.m., two male suspects with similar descriptions had robbed at gunpoint
the Dunkin Donuts located at 4300 Lincoln Avenue, Lisle. It is alleged that Johnson
and his unknown accomplice were the men responsible for this armed robbery. Johnson
was taken into custody later that evening by Oak Park Police.
“It is alleged that Mr. Johnson armed himself,
traveled to DuPage County, robbed two businesses and threatened at least one
individual at gunpoint who was just trying to make an honest living,” Berlin
said. “This type of violent behavior will not be tolerated in DuPage County and
if found guilty Mr. Johnson will find himself behind bars for a significant
amount of time. I would like to thank the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and
the Lisle Police Department for their work on identifying the suspect in this case.
I would like to thank the Oak Park and Broadview Police Department for their assistance
as well. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Jennifer Lindt and
Mike Pingaj for their efforts in preparing a strong case against Mr. Johnson.”
put it bluntly, Mr. Johnson decided to commit these crimes in the wrong
county,” Mendrick said. “We take this type of crime very seriously in DuPage County.
Now justice will be served at a level commensurate to his crimes.”
crime spree that occurred on Saturday, January 4, placed many citizens in
danger and certainly won’t be tolerated in DuPage County,” Wilke said. “We are
thankful for our partnership with area law enforcement, as well as the
unrelenting commitment displayed by our officers to bring this subject to
next court appearance is scheduled for January 29, 2020, in front of Judge Brennan
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains
only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed
innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden
to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.