Wrigleyville Robbery Ends With Arrest Saturday; Other Weekend Hold-Ups Investigated

Middlebrooks (Chicago Police Dept)

A 19-year-old man from the Austin neighborhood is accused of robbing another man near the Sheridan Red Line Station early Saturday morning.

The victim told police that a man wearing a white ski mask and a black hoodie claimed to have a handgun during the hold-up around 12:30AM.

Officers searched the area and found a soon found a man who matched the suspect description at Irving Park Road and Fremont Street. The man was arrested after the victim positively identified him to officers.

Jalon E. Middlebrooks of the 1400 block of N. Latrobe is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Daylight Robbery

A woman reported being robbed at gunpoint in the nearby Buena Park neighborhood at 11:40AM Saturday.

The victim was walking in the 4200 block of N. Clarendon Road when a man displayed a handgun and fled with her black leather backpack and an iPhone.

The offender jumped into the back seat of a black 4-door sedan with a driver. It was last seen heading westbound on Hutchinson from Clarendon, the victim said.

Possible Carjacking

Chicago police were investigating a Sunday evening incident near Lake Shore Drive and Addison as a possible carjacking attempt.

A cabbie reported that three men battered him and attempted to take his Flash Cab around 3:50PM, but a language barrier was making it difficult for officers to confirm exactly what happened, police said.

Video from the taxi cab is being reviewed.


A security officer told police that a shoplifter implied that he had a handgun as he stole merchandise from the Marshall’s store, 3131 N. Clark, at 5:40PM last Thursday.

The offender is described as a 25- to 35-year-old black man who stands about 5’8” tall. He wore a black hat with white lettering, a white polo shirt, and he had a black and red duffel bag that he wore as a backpack, police said.

Despite the thief’s alleged threat to be carrying a firearm, police classified the case as a simple shoplifting instead of robbery.

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