A Grand Crossing man who’s on probation for having a loaded handgun in his car, has been charged with robbing three women within two hours in Wicker Park this month. In one case, he allegedly gained nothing more than a diaper bag.
Devon Eaton, 23, turned himself in at Area North police headquarters last week after learning that he was wanted in the cases, police said.
Prosecutors say Eaton, a documented Gangster Disciple gang member, robbed three women at gunpoint in separate robberies on January 12.
In the first case, Eaton allegedly pointed a gun at a 26-year-old woman in the 2100 block of West Caton around 11:10 a.m. and told her to “stop resisting or I am going to pop you.” He fled with the woman’s purse, phone, and $110 cash, according to charges.
Then, around 12:45 p.m. Eaton allegedly robbed a 33-year-old woman of an iPhone and Coach handbag in the 1600 block of North Honore. Within minutes, he used a gun to then rob a 21-year-old woman of a diaper bag in the 1600 block of North Leavitt, prosecutors said.
At least two of the victims reported that the robber fled in a silver Chevy Impala.
During their investigation, police found evidence of Eaton using one of the victims’ stolen credit cards to fill a silver Chevy Impala “and numerous other vehicles” with gasoline at a South Side gas station within an hour of the last hold-up.
Eaton is charged with three Class X felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm and felony unlawful possession of a debit-credit card.
Judge Mary Marubio ordered him held without bail.
Court records show that Eaton is on probation for having a loaded handgun in his car in 2015. According to the police report in that case, a woman identified two men in Eaton’s Chevy Impala as the offenders who robbed her with a handgun. At the police station, the woman refused to co-operate with police and the robbery charges were not pursued. The state moved ahead with the weapons charge, and Judge Stanley Sacks approved the plea deal that saw Eaton receive probation for one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle while nineteen other felony counts were dropped.