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Kendrick Bibbs, 19, of the 24000 block of Norwood Drive, is charged with armed robbery (no firearm) and resisting a peace officer in connection with the alleged incident in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 5.
Sgt. Mike Fisher said Bibbs had previously threatened to rob the BP gas station at Route 59 and 135th Street.
"They'd seen him many times before," Fisher said. According to police, Bibbs returned to the gas station at around 3:30 a.m. Oct. 5 with a baseball bat.
After BP staff called police, "[Bibbs] was placed into custody by one of our officers after a brief struggle," Fisher said.
Bibbs was previously convicted on a 2009 battery charge in Will County, along with a July 2012 trespassing charge, according to court records. He also faces a burglary charge stemming from an alleged November 2012 incident in Plainfield; on Oct. 2, he was deemed unfit to stand trial, but "reasonably expected to be returned to fitness within one year," court records noted.
He remained in custody at the Will County jail Thursday in lieu of $100,000 bond. Bibbs would need to post 10 percent, or $10,000, to be released. He is due in court Oct. 28.
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