Man Charged With Beating, Robbing Elgin Steak ‘n Shake Employee

The man allegedly punched the employee when he asked him for payment and then kicked him when he fell to the ground

A man has been charged with beating and robbing an Elgin Steak ‘n Shake employee in the restaurant’s parking lot in June.

A male employee was in the parking lot of the Steak ‘n Shake in the 200 block of South Randall Road at about 4 a.m. June 30 when he tried to stop 24-year-old Lemont Span, a customer who was trying to leave without paying for his meal, Elgin police said in a statement.

When the employee asked Span for payment, Span punched him, knocking him to the ground, and began kicking him, police said. He then took the employee’s phone and left the area.

Investigators identified Span as the suspect in the robbery and arrested him Friday without incident, police said.

Span, of the 1500 block of Meyer Street in Elgin, is charged with a felony count of robbery and a misdemeanor count of battery, according to police.

A judge ordered him held on a $15,000 bond Saturday, according to the Kane County sheriff’s office. His next court date wasn’t immediately available.

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