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Second suspect arrested in November armed robbery in Bristol Township

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP – A Bristol Township woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery incident in Yorkville late last month.

Samantha M. Fitzpatrick, 22, of the 100 block of Rickard Drive in Bristol Township, was arrested without incident early morning on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and charged with armed robbery, a Class X felony, and mob action, a Class 4 felony, according to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.

If convicted for the armed robbery, which is the more serious charge out of the two, Fitzpatrick could face up to 30 years in prison.

The update comes after Daniel C. Fitzpatrick III, 25, also of the 100 block of Rickard Drive in Bristol Township, was arrested Nov. 30 in connection with the same incident and charged with armed robbery, a Class X felony; aggravated unlawful restraint, a Class 3 felony; unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, also a Class 3 felony; and mob action, a Class 4 felony, according to the sheriff’s office.

Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call Nov. 30 in the 1400 block of North Bridge Street in Yorkville about a report of a 23 year old female who said she had been robbed, according to a Nov. 30 news release from the sheriff’s office. The victim told police the robbery occurred in the 100 block of West Rickard Drive in unincorporated Bristol Township, the release said.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries where she was treated and released, according to the Nov. 30 news release.

Kendall County Sheriff’s officials said in a Tuesday, Dec. 10, news release both Fitzpatricks remain in custody at the Kendall County jail. Bond was set at $200,000 for both individuals, with bail being $20,000 for each, according to court and sheriff’s records.

According to court records, both Fitzpatricks were charged with armed robbery with no firearm.

Kendall County Sheriff’s Det. Bryan Harl declined additional comment regarding the nature of the incident, each of the siblings’ alleged roles in the incident, what type of weapon allegedly was used and how the victim received her minor injuries. He said the investigation is ongoing and that is why he does not want to release those additional details that are pertinent to the case.

Samantha Fitzpatrick is due back in court 9 a.m. Dec. 23 in courtroom 113 at the Kendall County Courthouse, 807 John St., Yorkville.

Kendall County Chief Judge Robert Pilmer granted Daniel Fitzpatrick three free phone calls for bond purposes at the request of Victoria Chuffo, who is representing Daniel Fitzpatrick, during a Dec. 4 hearing. Daniel Fitzpatrick is due back in court 9 a.m. Jan. 8 in the same courtroom for a preliminary hearing.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Bryan Harl at 630-466-7021 or, according to the sheriff’s news release. Witnesses can also contact Crimestoppers at 630-553-5999 and remain anonymous.

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