A female adult suspect from Westmont and three male juveniles were charged this week with robbing two people near Wheaton College in Wheaton while armed with a gun that was later determined to be an airsoft pistol.
Wheaton police responded about 6:23 p.m. Tuesday September 29, 2020 to a call of a robbery with a gun near the Wheaton College campus. Allegedly about 6:23 p.m., the three male juveniles, one armed with a gun, approached the victims and took cannabis wax from them.
According to Wheaton Police Department, the three juveniles fled the robbery scene in a car driven by Mikayla Jawor of Westmont. Following an investigation conducted by the Wheaton Police Department, the vehicle in which the defendants allegedly fled was located by a Carol Stream police officer. The Carol Stream Police Department performed a felony stop on the vehicle. All four defendants were taken into custody at this time. The gun used as a threat of force in the robbery was determined to be an airsoft pistol.
Wheaton Police Department did not initially release the crime scene street address or the specific arrest location.
Mikayla Jawor, 22, of the 6700 block of Tudor Lane in Westmont was charged with one count of Aggravated Robbery — Dangerous Weapon or Firearm (Class 1 Felony)
Each of the three juveniles is facing one count of Aggravated Robbery — Dangerous Weapon or Firearm (Class 1 Felony), and an additional count of Robbery (Class 2 Felony).
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Wheaton Chief of Police Bill Murphy announced on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 that Mikayla Jawor appeared in Bond Court Wednesday morning, where Judge Jeffrey MacKay set a $50,000 recognizance bond.
Mikayla Jawor was released at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 on the personal-recognizance bond. On Thursday, October 1, 2020, there were multiple Facebook pages for a “Mikayla Jawor” — at least two have references to vaping.
Judge Anthony Coco ordered that the three male juveniles be released to the custody of their parents. The male juveniles, whose ages and hometown(s) were not revealed, were released to their parents Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
“Anyone suspected of committing a violent crime in DuPage County will quickly find themself standing before a judge in court, either juvenile or adult. I would like to thank the Wheaton Police Department for their work on identifying the suspects in this case, as well as the Carol Stream Police Department for their alert policing, which led to the arrest of the suspects in this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Amanda Meindl and Lee Roupas for their efforts in preparing a strong case against the defendants.”
— DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin
“Violent crime will not be tolerated in our community, regardless of the ages of those allegedly involved. I would like to thank the quick response of our telecommunicators in broadcasting the suspect description to other police departments and to the members of the Carol Stream Police Department who located the suspects. Our police officers and detectives worked methodically in investigating the incident and State’s Attorney Bob Berlin’s office was instrumental in bringing appropriate charges.”
— Wheaton Chief of Police Bill Murphy
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendants’ guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
— Wheaton Police Department
Jawor’s next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2020, in front of Judge Jeffrey MacKay for arraignment.
The next court appearances for the juveniles will be Monday, October 19, 2020; Wednesday, October 28, 2020 and Monday, November 2, 2020 in front of Judge Anthony Coco.
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