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Bond set for clerk, boyfriend charged with robbing gas station

A clerk and her boyfriend have been charged with staging a robbery and abduction at the west suburban gas station where she worked early Tuesday.

Simone Boyd, 21, of Lombard, and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Brandon Morris of Melrose Park, are each charged with felony theft, according to Elmhurst police. Morris is also charged with attempted robbery.

About 5 a.m., Boyd, an overnight employee, and Morris staged what appeared to be a robbery of the Shell station at 654 W. North Ave. in Elmhurst, which was caught on surveillance video, police said.

Morris jumped the counter and took money from the register, police said. He then left the store with Boyd, leading police to believe that the incident was a robbery and abduction.

The couple was later found in Cook County and the proceeds from the robbery were recovered, police said.

Boyd’s bond was set at $10,000 for her theft charge, according to the DuPage County sheriff’s office. Morris was ordered held two $10,000 bonds, one each for his theft and attempted robbery charges. They are both being held at the DuPage County Jail.

Brandon Morris | Elmhurst police
Brandon Morris | Elmhurst police