Belleville teen charged with home invasion, armed robbery

News-DemocratFebruary 14, 2014 

A Belleville teenager has been charged in connection with a home invasion and an armed robbery, police said Friday.

Thomas D. Flakes, 18, of Belleville, was charged Friday with two counts of home invasion, one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated cruelty to animals. The home invasion occurred on Aug. 11 on South Ninth Street in Belleville and the armed robbery happened on July 27 on North 14th Street in Belleville.

Belleville police did not release additional details about the crimes.

Flakes' bail has been set $750,000.

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