By Ann Nguyen, The Chicago Times
March 24, 2023
OAK BROOK, IL – Two Cook County men have been charged in the robbery of an Oak Brook Ulta Beauty store on Thursday.
According to prosecutors, on March 23, 2023, at approximately 6:00 pm, Oak Brook police responded to a retail theft call at an Ulta Beauty store located at 2155 22nd Street. Through their investigation, police said Kovadis Stewert, 29, of the 5900 block of Paulina Street, Chicago, and Antwan Davis, 46, of the 1600 block of S. St. Louis, Chicago, allegedly stole perfume from the store. Allegedly, Davis entered the store alone and went directly to the fragrance section, removed a tote bag he had brought with him and filled it with nine fragrances, valued at $1,250.27. Davis then allegedly left the store without paying for the items and entered a getaway vehicle driven by Stewert. It is alleged that the two suspects then fled the scene.
Police said they located the vehicle a short distance away and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. It is alleged that Stewert eluded officers and led them on a high speed chase on Butterfield Road reaching speeds of approximately 78 mph in a 35-mph zone. Police said the vehicle was stopped at I-290 and Mannheim Road after officers deployed spike-strips. Both men were arrested at this time.
Both defendants are charged with one felony count of burglary, one felony count of class 3 and class 4 retail theft. Stewart has also been charged with one felony count of aggravated fleeing and eluding police.
“This is the third time this week that law enforcement in DuPage County found themselves involved in a high-speed chase. This is also the third time this week that following a high-speed chase, the alleged offenders were taken into custody. These high-speed pursuits must end. We have been lucky so far, but I fear it is only a matter of time before someone gets injured or worse. The criminal behavior alleged against these two men clearly displays their complete disregard for public safety and the rule of law and will not be tolerated in DuPage County.” Robert Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney said in a press release.
Davis and Stewert are scheduled for arraignment in April of 2023 in front of Judge Telander.