Pair Charged With 3 Robberies In Lakeview, Lincoln Park

Police this week made two arrests in connection with a series of robberies around Southeast Lakeview and nearby Lincoln Park in October.

Hollins (left) and Taylor | Cook County Sheriff

19-year-old Deontae Hollins and 22-year-old Breann Taylor of Englewood are each charged with two felony counts of robbery and one felony count of aggravated robbery-indicating the presence of a firearm, according to court records.

Cops arrested them at their home in the 6500 block of South Laflin on Tuesday morning.

Investigators said the two have been using credit cards taken in the robberies to make purchases and victims have identified the pair in photo line-ups.

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Hollins and Taylor are charged with:

• robbing a 24-year-old woman of her purse and phone while implying that they have a handgun in the 600 block of West Wrightwood on October 26 

• robbing a 45-year-old woman of her laptop and wallet in the vestibule of a building in the 400 block of West Aldine on October 30 

• robbing a 20-year-old woman of her purse in the 500 block of West Surf on October 30

Taylor was on electronic monitoring at the time of her arrest. Court records show that she received two years probation in September 2016 after she pleaded guilty to robbing a senior citizen who was delivering pizzas in Cicero. She is currently awaiting trial for identity theft in Norridge.

Hollins is on probation after he pleaded guilty to soliciting heroin sales in May.

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