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CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man is facing armed robbery charges after allegedly putting a gun to the head of an 11-year-old boy during a hold-up at a small community barbershop.

The Chicago Tribune reports a Cook County judge denied bond to Alfred L. Williams, of Dolton, during a Saturday hearing. He cited what he called the “cold and callous nature” of the robbery in ordering Williams remain behind bars.

Prosecutors say Williams entered Harvey’s Clippers & Shears with two accomplices last Tuesday and pointed the gun at the boy. Someone then grabbed the boy, shielding him and other kids as the robbery unfolded.

The robbers collected cash from barbers and customers before fleeing. One barber fired at the getaway car.

It wasn’t clear if Williams yet had a lawyer.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com