Cops: K-9 unit leads officers to armed robber in St. Charles

SHARE Cops: K-9 unit leads officers to armed robber in St. Charles

Sun-Times stock photo

A K-9 unit led St. Charles police officers to the 18-year-old man who held up a 7-Eleven store at gunpoint early Sunday, according to police in the northwest suburb.

The robbery happened about 3:45 a.m. at the convenience store at 1705 W. Main St., St. Charles police said. No customers were in the store at the time, and no one was hurt.

A police dog called in from Elgin followed the trail from the cash register to an apartment building about a quarter-mile away in the 1600 block of Indiana Street, police said.

Four people in an apartment unit were questioned, and Kevin J. Hamilton was later arrested and charged with a felony count of armed robbery. Officers found the gun he used in a tree line outside the building, police allege.

Hamilton, a Streamwood resident, remained held at the Kane County Jail Sunday night.

The Latest
A fines de 2023 o principios de 2024, llegarán nuevos vagones de trenes regionales a Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin y Missouri.
Given the 20 to 30-year lifespan of new wind and solar farms, decisions made today on where we build and how new sites are stewarded will have lasting effects for future generations.
Murphy, Seth Jones and Hawks coach Luke Richardson commented Thursday on the Hawks’ organizational decision not to wear Pride jerseys on Pride Night on Sunday.
With just 10 regular-season games left, not only do the Bulls have the 10th-easiest schedule in the league over that time, but will be facing a bunch of opposing teams with key injuries and a losing agenda.
The films, which date from the late 1920s to the late 1950s, are outtakes from Peabody Award winner George Roy’s original HBO production “When It Was a Game.”