BOO-HOO: On Parole For 6 Weeks, Felon Is Charged With Monday Night Robbery Spree

A convicted violent felon, on parole for just six weeks, has been charged in connection with three armed robberies reported last night in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and North Center.

26-year-old Jonathan Alvarado of the 2900 block of N Naragansett in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood is charged with three counts of robbery with a firearm and marijuana possession.

The robberies allegedly took place between 10:40PM and 11:10PM last night near Southport and Henderson in Lakeview; at Wrightwood and Lakewood in Lincoln Park, and the 1800 block of W Roscoe in North Center.

As CWB Chicago reported exclusively this morning, Alvarado was detained after police became suspicious of him during a traffic stop near Roscoe and Ravenswood at 11:20PM Monday.

A Violent Past

According to Illinois Department of Corrections records, Alvarado was sentenced to concurrent sentences of 6 years for robbery, 5 years for aggravated battery, and another 5 years for aggravated battery in a public place on July 24, 2012.

He was paroled on August 14.

Alvarado received a 3 year sentence for aggravated battery to a police officer in 2009; another 3 year sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2007; and a 1 year term for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in 2007.

Image: Chicago Police Department

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