Joint release issued by the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Naperville Police Department
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Jason Arres announced Monday that bond has been set for a Chicago man accused of robbing a Naperville Portillo’s. Solomon Marshall, 21 (dob 7/18/2001) of the 3400 block of W. Fulton Boulevard, appeared at a bond hearing this afternoon where Judge Joshua Dieden set bond at $100,000 with 10% to apply. Marshall has been charged with one count of Aggraved Robbery, a Class 1 Felony.
It is alleged that on July 20, 2022, at approximately 11:36 PM, Marshall approached two female employees of Portillo’s on foot as they were working in the drive-through lane of the restaurant. It is alleged that Marshall kept one hand in his pocket implying that he had a firearm. It is further alleged that Marshall demanded money from the victims, ripped the company fanny packs containing approximately $680 from the victims and at one point patted down one of the victims to make sure she did not have any more money.
It is alleged that during the robbery, Marshall told the victims “Hurry up, I don’t want to have to do this.”
It is further alleged following the robbery, Marshall fled the scene on foot. Through the course of their investigation into the matter, Naperville Police identified Marshall as a suspect in the crime. On January 23, 2023, Marshall was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant out of Denver, Colorado, and was charged with the Portillo’s robbery the following day.
“The allegations that this defendant robbed two girls while they were working the drive-through lane at a local restaurant are very disturbing,” Berlin said. “While Mr. Marshall may have not had a real gun with him, the paralyzing fear these girls experienced, believing Mr. Marshall to be armed, was real. Thankfully, neither of the victims was physically harmed. I commend the Naperville Police Department for their efforts not only on this case but for their continued efforts in protecting our residents and our businesses. I thank Assistant State’s Attorney Thomas Elsner for his efforts in preparing a strong case against Mr. Marshall.”
“This case is a great example of our detectives’ dedication to this community and their determination to hold people accountable for crimes committed in our town,” said Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres. “I want to thank our Naperville Police Department personnel for their tireless work as well as State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and his office for their assistance in this case.”
Marshall’s next court appearance is scheduled for February 21, 2023, for arrangement in front of Judge Margaret O’Connell.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.