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Suspects arrested in connection with Craigslist robberies

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(KMOV) -- The St. Clair County State's Attorney has charged three people in connection with two armed robberies, which includes one that started with a Craigslist advertisement placed by a Fairview Heights couple.

Javonta Lee, 17, of Cahokia, Ronnie Kidd Jr., 17, of Cahokia, and Donrell Stubbs, 20, of Belleville have all been charged with four counts of armed robbery.

All remain in the St. Clair County jail with a bail set at $1 million for each.

The three were arrested last Friday in Cahokia in connection with an armed robbery last Wednesday and another a few days earlier in the Parkfield Terrace Subdivision near Cahokia.

The Wednesday robbery started when the victims received a text message from a man interested in purchasing an Xbox 360 and laptop computer.  

The couple agreed to meet the stranger at 21 Judith Drive near Cahokia. When the couple began to unload the Xbox and computer from the trunk of their vehicle their vehicle for the buyer, two men walked up to them , displayed a sawed-off shotgun and demanded money and other items.

The Parkfield Terrace robbery involved a family who were lured to a location where they were also robbed at gunpoint.  During the robbery the suspects even pointed their gun at a 12-year-old boy.

Investigators were able to link the crimes with a phone number used in both crimes, which led them to an address in Cahokia.

Last Thursday night, the St. Clair County Criminal Investigative Section and the Drug Tactical Unit assembled on a home on the 100 block of Amelia Drive in Cahokia.

The three were then arrested after one of them fought with police.  Police had to taser the suspect to subdue him before they could arrest him.

Police searched the home and found several of the item that were stolen during the armed robberies.

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