GOING ROGUE: Man Charged With Robbery After Accomplice Speeds Off In Their Get-Away Car

A 23-year-old Humboldt Park man was arrested and charged with robbery Sunday after his alleged accomplice got scared and drove off in their get-away car, leaving the man to fend for himself as citizens got involved, witnesses said.

It all played out less than two blocks from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Lakeview home.

Police were called to the 1900 block of W Cullom around 11:30PM after a resident heard a victim being mugged outside of his home.

Officers arrived within minutes and engaged a suspect in a brief foot pursuit through nearby alleys and yards before arresting him in the 4300 block of N Wolcott.

Kameron D. Alston is now charged with robbery.

Witnesses reported that a Nissan Rogue had been waiting for Alston to finish the robbery, but the female driver sped off when she realized that the crime had been discovered, leaving Alston to go it alone.

His bail is set at $50,000.

Image: Alston’s mugshot from the Chicago Police Department

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