Time flies when you’re a convicted robber.
|King | Cook County Sheriff|
Just 17 months ago, 21-year-old Devontae King was arrested for mugging a woman outside of MB Financial Bank at 3179 North Clark Street.
He’s been very busy since then. Here’s a look at his calendar:
October 20, 2015: Charged with robbing the woman at Clark & Belmont.
November 22, 2016: Plead guilty to robbery. Get 3-year sentence.
December 16, 2016: Released from prison with 50% discount for “good behavior.”
February 23, 2017: Arrested and charged with robbing a man in the Avondale neighborhood.
It’s unfortunate that his “good behavior” inside of prison didn’t extend to life outside.
|Austin | Cook County Sheriff|
Police say he and 23-year-old Lavonta Austin robbed a 20-year-old Irving Park man of his cell phone and then ran when cops arrived on-scene.
Austin and King were found after a short foot chase in the 3600 block of West Belmont, according to court records. Officers were assisted in their search by Austin’s distinctive gold jacket and the victim’s cell phone, which was pinging in a trash can next to the duo.
Court records show that Austin was released on parole just 13 days before the latest robbery—also with a 50% sentenced reduction for “good behavior.”
Bond for the men is set at $150,000 each.