Parolee Robbed Woman At Gunpoint Near Lincoln Park Hotel, Cops Say

Dumas (inset) pushed the woman into a gangway, seen to the left of the hotel, in this Google image.

A five-time convicted felon, free on parole since January 13, is now charged with robbing a Lakeview woman at gunpoint in Lincoln Park last Thursday night.

21-year-old Jamal Dumas of Mount Prospect pushed the 28-year-old woman into a gangway in the 1800 block of North Clark around 11 p.m., just steps from the entrance of  Hotel Lincoln, police said.

There, he pulled out a handgun and forced the woman to turn over her purse before fleeing, according to prosecutors.

A police squad car just happened to be passing by and Dumas was quickly taken into custody. He was carrying a 9-millimeter handgun, cops said.

Dumas is a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang, according to police, and court records show that he has been convicted three times of firearms violations. His prison record includes:

• Four years for being a felon in possession of a weapon in 2013
• Five years for possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number in 2014
• Another five years for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2014.

Dumas also received 30 months probation for a 2012 Evanston robbery, according to court records.

His bail is set at $750,000.

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