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Crime & Courts

DuPage declines to charge Geneva woman in robbery

ST. CHARLES – A 22-year-old woman accused of robbery and armed robbery in Batavia will not face similar charges for a robbery at Wal-Mart in St. Charles because the DuPage County State's Attorney declined charges against her, officials said.

Kayla N. Magnuson of Geneva and a 17-year-old St. Charles boy have been charged with felony counts of robbery and armed robbery, along with retail theft, a misdemeanor.

Magnuson was released after posting $2,500 bail, or 10 percent of her $25,000 bond, court records show. She is scheduled to appear in court July 18.

The charges stem from an armed robbery early June 11 at the Batavia Wal-Mart, 801 N. Randall Road, according to court documents.

The two also are connected with robberies at the Meijer and Wal-Mart stores in St. Charles, which also took place the morning of June 11, police said.

The teen was charged with four counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, records show.

While at the Batavia Wal-Mart, Magnuson stole a pair of scissors to remove a security tag, while the teen removed a 32-inch Vizio flatscreen TV worth less than $300, according to court records.

Magnuson and the teen then passed the last point of purchase and were confronted by an employee, according to court records. The teen then displayed a long machete and told the employee, “Do you really want me to go back to the register?” according to court records.

Then, another employee confronted the two, and the teen threatened to stab the second employee in the face, according to records.

A few hours later, a Geneva officer saw Magnuson's vehicle parked in the 300 block of Brittany Court. Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles police found Magnuson and the teen and arrested them.

Magnuson's bond conditions require that she have no contact with the teen boy and not  possess firearms or dangerous weapons. 

She also is to stay away from the Wal-Mart employees involved in the incident and stay at least 150 feet away from all Wal-Mart stores. 

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