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Aurora man gets 18 years in prison for armed robbery

Updated: April 19, 2013 12:54PM

An Aurora man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to robbing an Aurora business at knifepoint last year.

Jarvis L. Postlewaite, 28, of the 200 block of East Galena Boulevard, agreed to plead guilty Friday to one count of armed robbery, a Class X felony, in exchange for a sentence of 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Kane County Circuit Judge John A. Barsanti accepted the plea.

At about 2 p.m. Aug. 21, 2012, Postlewaite entered a business in the 200 block of Jackson Street in Aurora and threatened to kill an employee if he was not given money. The employee gave Postlewaite $260 from the cash register. Postlewaite then slashed the victim in the right hand, right arm and right eye using a kitchen-type knife with a 4- to 5-inch blade.

Authorities were able to identify and locate Postlewaite through surveillance video. The victim did not suffer permanent injuries.

As part of the plea, Postlewaite must pay $317 in restitution to the victim.

At the time of the robbery, Postlewaite was on parole for a 2005 armed robbery in Jackson County, Ill.

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