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Joliet police searching for robbery suspect

Police: $1,000 reward offered for information leading to suspect’s arrest

Vincent L. Bond
Vincent L. Bond

Joliet police are searching for a Plainfield man they believe robbed a T-Mobile store on West Jefferson Street in February.

Police suspect that Vincent L. Bond, 52, of the 16300 block of South Lexington Drive is the man who robbed the Metro by T-Mobile store at 2225 W. Jefferson St. on Feb. 25, according to a news release.

Will County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Bond’s apprehension.

Bond is believed to be armed and dangerous, police said.

Anyone with information on Bond’s location is encouraged to call the Joliet police at 815-726-2491, or call 911 if it is an emergency, police said.

Tipsters can also contact Will County Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734 or online at crimestoppersofwillcounty.org if they wish to remain anonymous.

On March 4, a warrant was issued for Bond’s arrest on the charge of aggravated robbery while indicating he was armed with a firearm.

On Sept. 13, 2013, Bond pleaded guilty to robbery, according to court records. He was arrested by the Joliet police in 2012 and his bond was set at $300,000. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $580.

Other charges of burglary, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint were dropped in that case.

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