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Posted on: May 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Police Seek Assistance Locating Individuals in Connection with Armed Robbery

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The Wheaton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two individuals wanted in connection with the Memorial Day Armed Robbery of the T-Mobile last year.

On May 30, 2022, at approximately 10 a.m., employees at the Wheaton T-Mobile store located on Butterfield Road were opening the store when an individual allegedly entered the store, approached the employees and pointed a handgun at one of the employees while demanding merchandise. Allegedly, two other individuals then entered the store and ordered the employees at gunpoint to open safes before restraining all employees. A fourth individual later was identified and alleged to be involved with the armed robbery. 

Two of the individuals, Imari Paxton, 24, of the 7400 block of S. Colfax, Chicago, and Marcus Melton, 28, of the 0-100 block of Ironwood Court, Lafayette, Ind., were arrested and are currently in custody in connection with this case. 

The remaining involved individuals wanted in connection to this Armed Robbery remain at large. These individuals have been identified as:  

Combs_dariusDarius Combs, 31, of Cicero, is wanted for Armed Robbery with a Firearm, a class X felony. He is described as a black male, with brown hair and brown eyes, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. Combs has been known to drive a Ford Van, with an expired Illinois temporary registration 886-AA-610. Combs has a history of weapons offenses and should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Melton_brandonBrandon Melton, 31, of Dolton, is wanted for Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Armed Habitual Criminal, both class X felonies. He is described as a black male, with brown hair and brown eyes, approximately 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 150 lbs. Melton has been known to drive a Ford Van, with Indiana license plate 580EGM. Melton should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you or someone you know sees either of these individuals, do not approach, or attempt to apprehend them. Call 9-1-1. If you have information regarding their whereabouts, please contact Detective Tim Green of the Wheaton Police Department at 630-260-4863 or 

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendants’ guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Any individual having information about these, or any other crimes, is encouraged to contact the DuPage County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or text the keyword DuPage along with your tip to CRIMES (274637). All Crime Stopper callers are guaranteed anonymity and a cash reward (up to $1,000) for any information leading to the arrest and filing of charges against felony offenders.

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