Two years for man accused of Riverside robbery

Oak Lawn man pleads guilty after charge reduced

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By Bob Uphues


In a deal with Cook County prosecutors, an Oak Lawn man charged last spring with robbing a 19-year-old Berwyn man in the driveway of a Riverside home, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and has been sentenced to serve two years in state prison.

Juan M. Infante, 25, pleaded guity to felony theft in front of Judge Geary Kull during a hearing earlier this month at the Maybrook courthouse in Maywood.

Cook County prosecutors initially charged Infante with aggravated armed robbery with a firearm, a Class X felony, which could have carried a prison sentence between six and 30 years in prison.

The victim told police that on March 31, 2019 he agreed to buy cannabis and LSD from Infante at a home in the 500 block of Longcommon Road. Infante allegedly robbed the victim at gunpoint inside a vehicle that was driven to the location by a juvenile.

Riverside police arrested two Lyons residents, a juvenile and a 19-year-old man, on April 1. Neither was charged since they did not commit the robbery, according to police. Following those arrests, detectives obtained a warrant for Infante's arrest. Oak Lawn police apprehended him on April 6 and turned him over to Riverside police.

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