SPRING GROVE – A Spring Grove man is facing a theft charge after police said he took money from a Family Video store in Antioch.
Members of the Antioch Police Department responded about 7 p.m. Aug. 9 for a reported robbery that took place at Family Video, 504 Orchard St., according to a department news release.
Preliminary investigations found that a man, later identified as Keith E. Bradley, 26, of the 3800 block of Watts Avenue, came into a store wearing sunglasses, a winter stocking cap and orange tape over part of his face, and started talking with the clerk.
Bradley placed a bag on the counter and asked the clerk to put money from the cash register inside, police said. After he got the money he left, police said.
Bradley was arrested Aug. 20 and charged with misdemeanor theft in connection with the incident. He faces probation or up to one year in jail if convicted.
Police said he was ultimately charged with theft because his actions did not rise to the level of robbery under Illinois law, according to a news release.
His bond was set at $25,000 and he will next appear in Lake County court Sept. 11.