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Man charged with stealing cellphone at gunpoint in Gurnee: police

Marshon D. Knox, 21, stole a cellphone from a person he met online, police said.

A former St. Charles man who was arrested Dec. 19, 2019, in New York is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met online at his west suburban home in 2018. 
Officers responded to a report of the robbery in Gurnee about 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019.
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A Zion man is accused of stealing a cellphone from a person he met online Friday in north suburban Gurnee.

Marshon D. Knox, 21, was charged with one felony count of armed robbery and unlawful use of a weapon, Gurnee police said.

Marshon D. Knox
Marshon D. Knox
Gurnee police

Officers responded about 11:30 a.m. to the 200 block of O’Plaine Road for a reported armed robbery, police said. They learned a person was selling a cellphone through an online marketplace app and met with Knox at a parking lot for an exchange. However, Knox allegedly displayed a handgun, took the phone and ran to a nearby apartment.

Authorities tried making contact at the apartment, but Knox jumped from a second-floor window and ran off, police said. Police and a K9 team caught him and took him into custody. A weapon was recovered during the investigation.

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