Two Chicago men were charged with robbing a cell phone store in Carol Stream on Monday.
Diamante Williams, 24, of the 500 block of East 38th Place, is charged with one count of robbery. Jonathan Bullard, 28, of the 6700 block of South May Street, is charged with one count of robbery and aggravated assault.
DuPage County Judge Daniel Guerin set bail at $300,000 for Williams and $350,000 for Bullard, according to a news release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Police were called at 4:11 p.m. to the Metro by T-Mobile store at 724 W. Army Trail Road.
It was reported that three people wearing ski masks walked into the store and Williams started talking with the clerk. While the clerk was checking inventory behind a counter, Bullard went behind the counter, pushed the clerk against a wall and held him there, saying, “Give me everything,” according to the press release.
Williams and an unidentified accomplice then took goods, plus cash from a cash register, while Bullard took the clerk to another cash register and ordered the clerk to open it, according to the press release. . Bullard and the third person withdrew money from that register, then Bullard dragged the clerk into a back room by his sweatshirt and ordered him to open a locked safe, authorities said.
When the clerk was unable to open the safe, Bullard punched him in the face, according to the press release.
They took three iPhones, about $250 and the clerk’s car keys, authorities said.
Williams and Bullard were arrested in Chicago on Monday. Chicago, Summit and Illinois State Police assisted in the investigation.
“The ability to quickly resolve this case stems from the prompt actions of responding officers and detectives and exceptional interagency cooperation,” Carol Stream Police Chief William Holmer said in the statement.