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Man accused of robbing woman on MetroLink, elderly man in Metro East home

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Stephane Vance is charged with one count of Home Invasion with a Firearm, one count of Aggravated Robbery with a Firearm and one count of Robbery. (Credit: St. Clair County Jail) Stephane Vance is charged with one count of Home Invasion with a Firearm, one count of Aggravated Robbery with a Firearm and one count of Robbery. (Credit: St. Clair County Jail)
Preston Young, 23, of East St. Louis is charged with home invasion while armed with a firearm, robbery, attempted armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. (Credit: St. Clair County Jail) Preston Young, 23, of East St. Louis is charged with home invasion while armed with a firearm, robbery, attempted armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. (Credit: St. Clair County Jail)
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A second suspect has been charged in a string of robberies in the Metro East in January.

Stephane Vance, 20, of East St. Louis, was identified last week as the second person involved in the January robberies.

One of those robberies was that of an elderly man in his own home in Belleville Jan. 12, and the other being a "strong armed" robbery of a woman on a MetroLink train in Fairview Heights Jan. 24.

After he was identified, police said they realized Vance was currently being held at the St. Clair County Jail on an unrelated probation warrant. He was charged April 21 with one count of Home Invasion with a Firearm, one count of Aggravated Robbery with a Firearm and one count of Robbery. His bond was set at $500,000 and he remains in the St. Clair County Jail.

Vance's identification and charges come after the first suspect in the robberies was charged on March 29.

Preston Young, 23, of East St. Louis, was charged with Home Invasion while Armed with a Firearm, Robbery, Attempted Armed Robbery and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He allegedly was involved in the two robberies with Vance, but Young was also accused of a third incident: an attempted robbery in Washington Park on March 10.

Police said Vance was not involved in the Washington Park incident.

Police said they discovered Young was shot during the attempted robbery in Washington Park, which led to the break in locating him.

Young has prior felonies from 2013, which contributes to the Felon in Possession of a Firearm charge.

Young is being held in the St. Clair County Jail on a $145,000 bond.

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