Warrant issued for Stop-N-Go robber

By R. Scott Lohman

DeKalb Police issued a warrant for the arrest of the man who robbed Stop-N-Go, 710 W. Lincoln Hwy.

Antonio L. Ford, 24, of Machesney Park, has been identified as the man who robbed Stop-N-Go on Nov. 3. Ford is being held at the Winnebago County Jail on two charges of robbery and one charge of armed robbery in Rockford, DeKalb Police Lt. Richard Moudy said.

DeKalb Police Chief Donald Berke said Monday that the DeKalb case originally was considered armed robbery, but since no gun was displayed, it is now considered a robbery instead.

A clerk of the store told police that Ford claimed to have a gun and he stole an undetermined amount of money from the cash register, Moudy said.

“With the assistance of the Rockford Police Department, DeKalb Police detectives were able to gather sufficient evidence to charge Ford with the robbery,” Moudy said.

Philip DiMarzio, chief presiding judge of DeKalb County, issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of Ford. DiMarzio set bail for the DeKalb County charge against Ford at $100,000, Moudy said.

He also said Ford’s bail has been set at $250,000 for the charges pressed against him in Winnebago County.

Berke said that if Ford “makes bond from Rockford, then we’ll go get him.” He also said the DeKalb Police have a solid case against Ford.