|Delmas Gibson Jr was arrested at the LaSalle-Congress Blue Line station. | Google; CPD|
A Garfield Park man is accused of pretending to be a police officer in order to help a juvenile escape after the younger male robbed a woman in a Loop CTA station, police said.
Police responded to the LaSalle Blue Line station around 6 p.m. last Wednesday after callers reported that a 25-year-old woman had been robbed of her phone in the station. Witnesses pointed arriving officers in the direction of Delmas Gibson Jr, 21, and told cops that he helped the robbery offender escape by yelling “get out of the way. I’m the police.” The primary offender managed to escape from the station before police arrived.
Gibson was arrested and charged with felony robbery. Judge John Lyke ordered him held in lieu of $5,000 bail.
The victim, a 31-year-old Edgewater woman, suffered lacerations to her wrist, police said. As of Monday evening, the juvenile offender had been identified by police, but it was not clear if he had been arrested or charged.
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