Naperville Police Announce Aggravated Robbery Charges

Naperville Police have secured felony charges against two suspects in a July 2017 armed robbery in Naperville.

Connor Machota, 18, of 1232 Santa Fe in Romeoville, turned himself into police on March 1, 2018. A warrant remains active for Jaziel J. Bradley, 19, of 627 Hamrick in Romeoville. Both men are charged with aggravated robbery, a class 2 felony, stemming from the July 18, 2017 incident.

Naperville Police were called to the 1500 block of north Naper Boulevard for a report of a robbery in progress around 9 p.m. on July 18, 2017. Upon arrival, officers learned that the offenders, who had left the scene prior to police arrival, had arranged to meet the victim on social media to buy four Lollapalooza tickets but, instead, displayed a handgun and stole the victim’s tickets, cash, car keys and cell phone.

Following an investigation in this matter, Machota and Bradley were identified as the subjects in this incident, and warrants for aggravated robbery were subsequently issued by the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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