Three people, including two suspects from Alton, have been charged with robbery in connection with a home invasion in Edwardsville last month. The incident took place at a home in the first block of Rottingham Court on November 10 in which the suspects allegedly took a cell phone, money and other items from the victims.
Charged on Thursday in Madison County Court with home invasion and two counts of armed robbery were 19 year olds Royce Richardson of the 1200 block of Spaulding in Alton and Hayata Bond of the 1100 block of East 5th in Alton. Also charged was 18-year-old Darome Smith, Jr., of Lyons, Illinois. Police say the suspects allegedly threatened to shoot the two male victims if they did not cooperate. The suspects and the victims knew each other. Richardson, Bond, and Smith are being held in lieu of bond in the Madison County Jail.