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Armed robbery in Princeton

PRINCETON – Two people were arrested Saturday night following an armed robbery on Princeton's north end business district earlier in the afternoon.

Princeton Police Chief Tom Root said David E. Jones, 30, of Kewanee allegedly entered Anne's Antiques at 938 N. Main St., displayed a handgun, and ordered the owner and a female subject in the store to the floor. He grabbed all the money from the register and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Root said Jones was later identified by a female subject, Rebecca L. Daily, 20, of Buda, who was later charged with being Jones' accomplice.

Root said after a long afternoon and evening search, involving several police departments, Jones was arrested at the Princeton apartment of Adam S. Budde, 30.

Root said an undetermined amount of money was stolen, which was not recovered.

Jones was charged with armed robbery and is being held at the Bureau County Jail. His next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. June 10 in front of Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich.

Daily was charged with aggravated robbery and is being held at the Bureau County Jail.

Budde was arrested for the possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis and drug paraphernalia, which was discovered during the search of his apartment.

Assisting the Princeton Police were the Bureau County Sheriff's Office, the DePue Police Department, the Illinois State Police and the Illinois Valley Special Response Team.

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