Chicago Man Sentenced to 21 Years for Armed Robbery Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin Donuts

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

February 24, 2023

WHEATON – A Chicago man has been sentenced to 21-years in the Illinois Department of Corrects for his alleged part in the robbery of a suburban Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin Donuts.

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced that Devonte Johnson, 23, entered a plea of guilty on February 23, to two felony counts of armed robbery in front of Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh. 

Devonte Johnson. Photo: DuPage County State’s Attorney.

According to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, on January 4, 2020, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Domino’s Pizza located at 5531 Belmont Road in unincorporated Downers Grove.  On scene, it was discovered that the suspects had already fled. Through the course of their investigation, Sheriff’s deputies discovered that at approximately 1:29 pm, two male subjects, one later identified as Johnson, entered the Domino’s Pizza where Johnson allegedly walked behind the counter and pointed a gun at the cashier demanding money from both the register and safe.  After the cashier complied, Johnson and his still unidentified accomplice allegedly fled the scene in a Mercedes-Benz that had been reported stolen earlier that day in Bolingbrook. 

Authorities later discovered that shortly before the armed robbery at the Domino’s Pizza, at approximately 1:19 pm that same day, two male suspects, one later identified as Johnson, entered a Dunkin Donuts located at 4300 Lincoln Avenue, Lisle, where the unidentified accomplice pointed a loaded firearm at the cashier and demanded money from the cash register. After the clerk complied, the unidentified suspect ordered the cashier to open the safe.  After the cashier opened the safe, the two suspects took money from the safe and then fled the scene.

Later that day, Johnson and several other individuals were allegedly involved in a high-speed pursuit in the stolen Mercedes, which ended in a crash.  Following the crash, Johnson fled the scene on foot but was later taken into custody.  A loaded gun was discovered by authorities approximately four hundred yards away from the crash.

“In DuPage County, we take violent gun crimes very seriously, as Mr. Johnson learned today.  The fact that Mr. Johnson used a stolen vehicle to commit two armed robberies where he terrorized two individuals who were just trying to make an honest living is extremely disturbing. Thanks to the cooperative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies involved however, Mr. Johnson’s one-day crime spree will not go unpunished, as he now finds himself facing twenty-one-years behind bars. I thank Assistant State’s Attorney Claudia Fantauzzo for her efforts in holding Mr. Johnson accountable for his crimes.” Berlin said in a statement.