No bail for 2 men charged with robbing Woodridge gas station

Derrick Johnson jumped over the counter while Eddie Boens pointed a pellet gun at the clerk, prosecutors said.

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Two men are charged with robbing a gas station in Woodridge at gunpoint.

A BP gas station at 6820 Route 53 was robbed Feb. 6, 2020, in Woodridge.

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Bail was denied Friday for two Chicago men charged with robbing a gas station at gunpoint in west suburban Woodridge.

Derrick Johnson, 21, and Eddie Boens, 22, are each charged with armed robbery and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

About 1 a.m. Thursday, Johnson and another male walked into a BP gas station, 6820 Route 53, while wearing gloves and hiding their faces, prosecutors said. Johnson jumped over the counter while the other male pointed a pellet gun at the clerk.

Eddie Boens is charged with robbing a gas station at gunpoint

Eddie Boens

DuPage County state’s attorney’s office

After taking cash from a register and cigarettes, Johnson and the male left the store and got into a vehicle driven by Boens, prosecutors said. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Chicago Wednesday.

A little over an hour later, a Burr Ridge police officer spotted the vehicle at a gas station and tried to stop it but it sped off, prosecutors said. The duo were taken into custody after the vehicle crashed near 94th and Jackson in Burr Ridge.

Johnson and Boens were denied bail at a hearing Friday, and are scheduled to appear in court March 2, the state’s attorney’s office said.

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