Lakeview: Parolee And 16-Year-Old Charged With Robbing Couple On Diversey

A 28-year-old man who’s on parole for robbery is back in custody, charged with robbing two people along the Lakeview-Lincoln Park border early Friday morning.

Police said that a 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were walking in the 1100 block of West Diversey around midnight when they were confronted by two strangers. Kontrell Jones, 28, struck the male victim in the face, took alcohol from the man, and tried to take the man’s jewelry, a police spokesman said.

Jones and a 16-year-old male juvenile followed the victims into a nearby pizza restaurant where both offenders attacked the victims again, according to police. Cops caught up with Jones and the teen in a nearby alley.

The teen and Jones are both charged with felony robbery and felony attempted robbery. Jones was ordered held without bail.

State records show that Jones was paroled in September 2016 after serving half of a four-year sentenced for robbery. He was previously sentenced to four-years for burglary in 2012. No additional information is available about the teen offender as his case is shielded by state law.

Another Lincoln Park Case

Police are investigating another robbery in Lincoln Park that was reported early on Thursday. Around 2:30 a.m., a woman was robbed of her phone near Clark and Arlington by two men, according to police. No one is in custody.

The victim told police that the offenders fled southbound in the west alley of Clark Street after the hold-up. She described the offenders as two black men in their early 20’s who both wore dark jeans. One was tall and wore a gray hoodie, she said.

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