Three men were arrested early Sunday after police say they robbed a man and a woman in Rock Island.
Jack Louis Kalagian, 18, of Rock Island, Samuel Oliver James, 27, of East Moline, and Hunter Christopher Adlfinger, 18, also of East Moline, face charges of armed robbery and aggravated robbery.
Bond was set at $75,000 each, and preliminary hearings are scheduled March 20 for Kalagian and Adlfinger. James’ next court date was not immediately available.
The alleged robbery happened around 12:14 a.m. Sunday in the 2700 block of 34th Street in Rock Island.
According to an affidavit filed in support of a search warrant in Adlfinger’s case:
A man and woman were getting out of their vehicle when a white vehicle approached quickly with the lights off.
Two people wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandannas pulled up over their faces got out of the white vehicle. One of them brandished what appeared to be a silver knife, while the other brandished what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.
The man and woman handed over their wallets. The man checked his credit card account online and found that the card had been used at a convenience store and Walmart in Moline.
Moline police were dispatched to Walmart and James, Adlfinger and Kalagian were detained and found to be in possession of credit and debit cards of the man and woman, as well as receipts matching the amounts listed on the man’s card.
When interviewed by police, the three implicated themselves in the robbery and that they were riding in Adlfinger’s white Toyota and that they had followed the man and woman from a gas station in Milan, according to the affidavit.
Armed robbery is a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison, while aggravated robbery is a Class 1 felony punishable by four to 15 years in prison.
Online court records show that at the time of the alleged robbery, James was free on furlough on a felony drug charge. A March 22 pretrial conference date is scheduled in that case.
In 2011, he was sentenced to three years in prison on a robbery charge.
Adlfinger was charged in early December with a felony drug charge and remained in custody until Dec. 27 when he posted 10 percent of a $10,000 bond. A pretrial conference date is set for March 16 in that case.