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Hearing Thursday for man charged with attempted robberies

STERLING – A Sterling man charged in two attempted armed robberies has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday in Whiteside County court.

Sterling police say Jordan L. Wyatt, 19, attempted to rob a man outside Dairy Queen, 1203 W. Fourth St., shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday. They say Wyatt then attempted to rob two women outside a BP service station nearby about 15 minutes later. He was arrested soon after.

Wyatt wasn't able to get anything from the victims, Sterling police Detective J.D. Sanders said. No injuries were reported.

Wyatt is charged with two counts each of attempted armed robbery, each a Class 1 felony, which carries a prison term of 4 to 15 years. He also faces misdemeanor charges of unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault.

Police declined to say what type of weapon Wyatt used. They said they were not looking for other suspects.

According to judici.com, Wyatt's charge of unlawful use of a weapon involves possession of a knife with intent to use unlawfully, while the aggravated assault charge involves the use of a deadly weapon, a rifle.

Wyatt was taken to Whiteside County Jail, where he was being held today in lieu of a $150,000 bond.

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