A Lake Geneva woman, along with a man from Lake Villa, were each charged for their roles in the armed robberies of two Antioch restaurants last week.

Delores R. Hillary, 21, of Lake Geneva, is accused of robbing Taco Bell on March 17 along with attempting to rob Culver’s on two occasions, according to the Village of Antioch Police Department.

She is charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery and burglary.

Meanwhile, her accomplice, Joseph D. Shaffer, 32, faces a charge of accomplice to aggravated robbery.

Hillary, who remains in the Lake County Jail on a $200,000 cash bond, allegedly went behind the counter of Taco Bell, 322 W. Route 173, and took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene before officers arrived.

During the investigation, officers learned she had been involved in an earlier attempted armed robbery of Culver’s, 451 E. Route 173.

On March 22, officers responded to Culver’s, where they found Hillary sitting at a table and arrested her without incident.

“Officers then learned that they had interrupted an armed robbery committed by the female subject, identified as Delores Hillary,” Antioch Police said.

“Seconds before law enforcement arrived on scene, Hillary had delivered a hand-written note to a Culver’s employee, demanding money.”

Hillary, according to officers, displayed a firearm from her waistband during the attempted robbery and authorities learned the firearm was a pellet gun.

Investigators, meanwhile, discovered Shaffer allegedly transported Hillary to Culver’s, where authorities found him inside a vehicle in the parking lot of the establishment.

Shaffer, arrested without incident, was being held in Lake County Jail on a $75,000 cash bond.

The two will appear at an April 10 hearing in Lake County Circuit Court.


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