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Teen arrested for two home invasions at Wesley Willows, throwing watch at one senior

Here's the Bay County arrests for December 2019. (MGN)
Here's the Bay County arrests for December 2019. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Dec. 3, 2019 at 1:20 PM CST
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A Rockford teen was charged for breaking in to Wesley Willows, a local retirement village, twice over the past weekend.

Bennett Stewart, 18, was arrested for a series of home invasions on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

The first home invasion happened around 4 p.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of Embury Drive in the retirement village.

Police say Stewart allegedly entered the residence and demanded money from an 86-year-old woman. The victim lost an undisclosed amount of money, but wasn't hurt.

Then, around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Stewart reportedly entered a residence in the 4200 block of Ahlstrand Drive.

An 82-year-old man was sleeping inside, but Stewart allegedly demanded money when he woke up. Police say the victim was hit in the face with a watch, but refused medical treatment.Tthe suspect left-empty handed.

Stewart was charged with aggravated battery to a citizen, residential burglary, home invasion, robbery and attempted robbery.

Stewart is being held at the Winnebago County Jail on a $75,000 bond. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.

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