Naperville Police Investigation Results in Felony Arrest for Robbery and Forgery

On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at approximately 11:12 p.m., Naperville Police officers were called to a parking lot near the intersection of Ridgeland Avenue and Naperville/Wheaton Road for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, responding officers learned that the victim had arranged online to meet the offender to sell a cellular phone. Upon meeting with the victim, the offender tendered counterfeit United States currency as payment for the phone. When the victim recognized that the bills were counterfeit, the offender indicated he was armed with a gun and fled from the area on foot with the phone. No weapon was ever displayed and no one was injured during this incident.

Naperville Police investigating the incident identified Nelson Andrew Dones, 19, of the 4600 block of Sailboat Bay in Lisle, as a possible offender. Dones was taken into custody on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, and is charged with felony robbery and forgery stemming from the Feb. 14 incident and obstructing identification for providing a fictitious name to detectives during his arrest.

Dones Booking Photo

The Naperville Police Department encourages the public to utilize the Naperville Police Department as a safe location to meet and complete transactions that began online. The department’s front lobby is available for this purpose Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. When the lobby is closed, the public is encouraged to use the department’s front parking lot, which is well-lit and video recorded and has access to an emergency telephone.

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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