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Five Charged in Oswego-Area Armed Robberies

Jun 16, 2016 01:22PM ● By Shannon Antinori

Five men were charged this week in connection with two gas station armed robberies, as well as targeting a woman at her Oswego home in two separate robbery attempts, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office.

Police said the men, all Aurora residents, took part in the alleged crimes in late 2015 and early 2016.

After a joint investigation by the Oswego Police Department and Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, the men were charged June 14:

  • D’Angelo M. Williams, 20, of the 700 block of Liberty St., charged with two counts of armed robbery, robbery and aggravated battery.
  • Christian Vega, 20, of the 600 block of South Lincoln Ave., charged with two counts of armed robbery, robbery, attempted robbery and two counts of aggravated battery.
  • Milan T. Thomas, 22, of the 700 block of Liberty St., charged with two counts of armed robbery.
  • Andres M. Fonseca, 21, of the 600 block of North Glenwood Place, charged with robbery and aggravated battery.
  • Stephawn A. Johnson, 21, of the 600 block of South Lincoln Ave., charged with attempted robbery and aggravated battery.

Bond was set at $200,000 for Williams and Vega, and $100,000 for Thomas, Fonseca and Johnson, police said.

The men were charged in connection with four incidents, beginning on Nov. 25, 2015, when Vega allegedly drove Johnson to a home in the 200 block of Willington Way in the Southbury subdivision, police said. As Vega waited in the vehicle, Johnson allegedly pushed a female resident and punched her in the face while trying unsuccessfully to take her purse, according to police.

The woman suffered minor injuries in the incident, police said.

The same woman was targeted again on Jan. 29 when Vega allegedly drove Fonseca and Williams to the Willington Way home. As the woman exited her car and walked toward her home, Fonseca and Williams allegedly pushed her down and stole her purse, according to police. All three men then fled in Vega’s vehicle, police said.

Vega is also accused of being the driver involved in two gas station armed robberies.

On Dec. 22, 2015, Williams and Thomas allegedly entered Gas Mart USA, 2501 Light Road, and, armed with a handgun, stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing in Vega’s vehicle, police said.

On New Year’s Eve, with Vega again behind the wheel, Williams and Thomas allegedly committed a similar robbery at the Marathon Gas Station at Route 25 and Boulder Hill Pass, according to police.

The men were allegedly armed with a screwdriver in the Dec. 31, 2015 incident, and one assaulted the clerk with a wine bottle before taking cash and fleeing, police said.

Four of the five men are currently in custody, with Thomas, Fonseca and Johnson at the Kane County jail and Williams at the Will County jail, police said.

Police said they expect to have Vega in custody soon on his outstanding charges.

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