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Clerk, Customer, Officer All Testify During Day one of Streator Armed Robbery Trial

Posted by wlpo on December 6, 2016

The opening statements and first witnesses were called Tuesday morning in the trial for a Rockford man who allegedly robbed a Streator gas station.

Prosecutor Greg Sticka opened his arguments Tuesday by saying the “worst nightmares as clerk and police officer would come true,” on the August night the alleged robbery took place. Fifty-one year old William Webb is on trial for supposedly committing that robbery and firing at an officer during his attempted escape.

The State would then call several witnesses to help make their case. Among them were the cashier who was working at the south side Circle K that night, a customer who was allegedly briefly held at gunpoint, and the Streator officer who was involved in the gunfight.

Also shown in court was surveillance video and some audio that showed how the incident played out. The trial is expected to resume Wednesday morning

Webb appeared in court in his uniform from the LaSalle County Jail. He’s currently being held on $200,000 bond.

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