|John Peralta is now also charged with robbing a man behind the Cadillac Palace Theater. | CPD; Google|
New information this morning about the arrest of a man who allegedly robbed a CTA passenger at gunpoint onboard a train in the Loop on January 7.
As we reported this weekend, cops arrested 20-year-old John Peralta outside of the Cadillac Palace Theatre around 4:40 p.m., moments after the robbery took place at the Washington/Wells station.
Now, CWB has learned that the cops who made the arrest were on their way to a second robbery taking place near the Palace Theatre stage door entrance on Wells Street. As they neared the theater, the cops said they saw Peralta drop a gun in the crosswalk at LaSalle and Randolph, authorities said. He picked it up, put it back in his waistband and shuffled away, they said.
|Locations of first alleged robbery (1); second alleged robbery (2) and Peralta’s arrest (3).|
He didn’t get far.
Peralta is charged with robbing the second man. Judge David Navarro ordered him held without bail.