Crown Point Police Secure Charges in Robbery Case

Crown Point Police Secure Charges in Robbery Case

Crown Point Police have secured charges against an Illinois man, who is accused of robbing a Crown Point man of his winnings from a local casino. 

Demonte Kentrell Vance-Williams, 28, of Illinois, is facing three level 6 felony charges and a level 2 felony charge in connection with the alleged robbery. 

The victim returned to his home in the 500 block of Charles Court at approximately 2:40 a.m. Monday, May 22, when a man — later identified as Vance-Williams — exited a small passenger vehicle. Vance Williams ran up to the victim and pointed a small black handgun, demanding money, police said. 

The victim took out his wallet, which contained four credit cards, his Social Security card and approximately $1,000 in cash. After Vance-Williams took his wallet, the Crown Point man ran into his home and told his daughters to call the police. Vance-Williams fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

An investigation by the Crown Point Police Detective Bureau later revealed Vance-Williams and another individual were in the same area as the victim, communicating on their cell phones. The pair appeared to be following the victim from 1:30 a.m. until 2:18 a.m. — around the time the victim cashed out his casino chips totaling $3,200 and exited the casino. 

Surveillance video revealed Vance-Williams and another individual got into a 2012 gray Toyota Camry registered in Illinois and followed the victim to his Crown Point home. Video surveillance showed the victim turning onto his street around 2:41 a.m. Seconds later, the Toyota Camry is shown turning on Charles Court. At 2:42 a.m., screaming is heard on the video, and just before 2:43 a.m., the Toyota Camry is seen speeding away from Charles Court without lights. 

Vance-Williams has prior felony convictions and is on parole in the State of Illinois. He is being preliminarily charged with robbery, a level 2 felony; unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a level 6 felony; pointing a firearm, a level 6 felony; and intimidation, a level 6 felony. 

Charges for the other individual involved in this case have been sent to the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office and are pending. 

No further information is available at this time.