Man charged with robbing Naperville convenience store

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Joseph Andalina | DuPage County sheriff’s office

A Naperville man has been charged with robbing a convenience store Friday night in the western suburb.

Joseph Andalina, 23, entered the Corner Pantry on Wehrli Road in Naperville at 7:19 p.m. and walked around the store until a customer went to the register to pay for her items, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office. He then walked behind the counter and reached for the cash register.

Andalina shoved the clerk who tried to stop him and grabbed $180 from the register, prosecutors said. He then left the store, got into his car and drove off.

A few hours later, his car was spotted exiting I-88, according to the state’s attorney’s office. When police tried to pull him over, he drove away and led them on a brief chase that ended when he crashed his car into another vehicle.

When the officers arrested him after the crash, he had heroin in his possession, prosecutors said.

Andalina, who lives in the 1300 block of Ivy Lane in Naperville, was charged with one Class 2 felony count of robbery, a Class 4 felony count of aggravated fleeing and a Class 4 felony count of possession of a controlled substance, according to prosecutors. He is being held at the DuPage County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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