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$100K bond for man charged in Niles convenience store robbery

Lakeith Dobson | Niles Police Department

Bond was set at $100,000 for a man charged with aggravated robbery in connection with a convenience store holdup in northwest suburban Niles last weekend.

On Saturday at about 9:17 p.m., 21-year-old LaKeith Dobson, of Des Plaines, entered a convenience store in the 9000 block of Golf Road and pointed what was believed to be a semi-automatic handgun at the clerk, according to a statement from Niles Police Department.

Dobson demanded the clerk to give him the money from inside the cash register and then left on foot, police said.

Officers responded to the call at the convenience store and chased Dobson a block west before taking him into custody, police said.

Police recovered a plastic semi-automatic handgun and about $300 in cash taken from the register from Dobson, according to the statement.

Dobson is scheduled to appear in court next in early October in Skokie, police said.