Duo Goes To Prison For Robbery Spree That Stretched From Lincoln Park To North Center

Robinson (top) and Stenson pleaded guilty to robbing an employee of Half Acre Beer Company and others.

Two men accused of committing a string of three armed robberies across Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and North Center in late October have pleaded guilty.

Daveion Robinson, 19, and Reginald Stenson, 19, admitted to robbing an employee of Half Acre Beer Company as the man took a smoke break behind the brewhouse in the 4200 block of North Lincoln on October 28th. The men also pleaded guilty to robbing two other victims that night: a sportscaster in the 1200 block of West Roscoe and another man in the 1900 block of North Dayton.

Robinson also pleaded guilty to partaking in a fourth mugging. He was sentenced to three six-year terms and one seven-year term to be served concurrently. With 194 days credit for time served and Illinois’ standard 50% sentence reduction for anticipated good behavior, he will be paroled in April 2021.

Stenson was sentenced to three concurrent seven-year terms. He will also be paroled in April 2021.

Judge James Obbish approved the plea deals. A juvenile was also charged in connection with three of the robberies. No information is available about those cases because the teen is shielded by law.

Winfield (inset) followed a woman from the Bryn Mawr station, cops said. 

“Upskirt” Mugger Gets Five Years

A south suburban man who allegedly used his phone to film a woman’s underwear on the Red Line, then followed her from the train and mugged her in Edgewater, has pleaded guilty to robbery. Reginald Winfield, 48, of Harvey was sentenced to five years in prison by Judge William O’Brien. After receiving credit for 218 days time served and Illinois’ 50% “good behavior” discount, Winfield is slated to be released in January 2020.

Last August 6, an Edgewater woman told police that Winfield approached her near the Bryn Mawr Red Line station around 11:45 p.m. and said, “I’ll whoop your ass and take your phone” before snatching her iPhone from her hands and running away around.

Cops found Winfield nearby, and the 31-year-old victim identified him for police.

An investigation revealed that Winfield had been videotaping the woman on a CTA train before he robbed her, police said. Officers said they found evidence that Winfield “was trying to videotape the victim’s underwear” on the Red Line. An illegal videotaping charge was dropped as part of Winfield’s plea deal.

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