BAKER’S DOZEN: 13 Years For Robbing Belmont 7-Eleven; Updates On Other Recent Cases

Lawrence Barlow, 47, has received a 13-year sentence after pleading guilty Tuesday to robbing a Belmont Avenue convenience store and one of its customers last May.

Barlow (Cook Co. Sheriff’s Dept)

Police say Barlow claimed to have a gun when he robbed the 7-Eleven at 1153 W. Belmont as well as a man who was shopping inside. Officers patrolling the area for the robber’s vehicle pulled Barlow over in the 1700 block of Diversey minutes later.

“Alright, you got me,” Barlow allegedly told the cops, “I’m not going to fight it. I did it.”

Investigators found the robbed customer’s iPhone and credit cards in Barlow’s possession. They also found a bundle of cash in his car that they believe came from the store’s cash register.

In 1997, Barlow was sentenced to concurrent 11- and 8-year sentences for two aggravated robberies.

Sas. (Cook Co. Sheriff’s Dept)

• Maciej Sas, entered a guilty plea for his role in the robbery of a Boystown woman on March 10. Prosecutors alleged that Sas told the woman, “give me your s*** nigga” and then elbowed her in the stomach before taking her phone. Sas received 2 years probation and 30 hours of community service.

His partner in the incident, Abel Pineda, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the case and received a 2-year sentence last month.

• Jimmy Members, accused of stealing a woman’s credit card from Roscoe’s Tavern and then attempting to use it to make $700 worth of purchases across the street, has received a sentence of one year’s probation after pleading guilty to the theft this week.

• Charges were dropped Wednesday against Brock Duerson, the 25-year-old who was accused of pulling a knife on the dance floor at Slugger’s bar in Wrigleyville during this year’s St. Patrick’s weekend mayhem. The complaining witness was not in court.

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