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Suspect jailed in 2017 armed robbery at Rockford wireless store

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man faces charges stemming from an armed robbery at  east-side wireless store.

Isaiah J.Owens, 18, is charged with armed robbery and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle. Authorities allege that at around 10:30 a.m., Nov. 27, 2017, two men, one armed with a gun, entered the PCS store at 3809 E. State St. and demanded merchandise and money.

Owens was developed as a suspect during a follow-up investigation and was recently indicted by a grand jury. He is currently lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. Initial bond is set at $150,000.

Armed robbery is a Class X felony, punishable by a sentence of six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle is a Class 2 felony with a sentencing range of three to seven years.

Owens is scheduled for arraignment on Feb. 19. R.

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