Man charged with three recent robberies in Streeterville, River North

Kobe Davis | Chicago Police Dept

UPDATE: According to court records, Davis is charged with an armed robbery in the first block of East Oak on March 1st; a robbery in the 200 block of East Superior on March 12; and a robbery in the 300 block of East Chicago on March 12.


Police this morning announced that they’ve caught a break in the series of robberies that have plagued Streeterville and the nearby State Street corridor this month.

Officers in the Far South Side’s Calumet District arrested 18-year-old Kobe Davis around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday because he was in a stolen gray Audi SUV that had been used in some of the recent hold-ups, according to a CPD news release and a police report.

Police said proceeds from three separate robberies were found in the car with Davis.

Prosecutors have charged him with felony armed robbery with a firearm; two felony counts of robbery; felony receiving-possessing a stolen motor vehicle and three misdemeanor counts of resisting police. He is due in bond court this afternoon.

Davis’ arrest came just a few hours after the latest of ten hold-ups was reported in Streeterville on Tuesday morning.

In that case, a Northwestern University student reported being robbed as he wore headphones and watched a movie on his iPad while on the pathway at Lakeshore Park. The victim was walking southbound when a silver sedan pulled up on Chicago Avenue, and two men got out. The men punched the victim in the face, took his iPad, then searched him for additional property, the school said.

Earlier on Tuesday, a woman was attacked by two men as she stood in the 200 block of East Superior, according to Chicago and Northwestern University police. The woman was knocked to the ground by one man and a second man grabbed her purse, which contained her wallet and phone, according to information released by the university. A struggle broke out, but the men gained control of the woman’s property and then escaped in an Audi SUV that had a third person driving.

Police had connected eight other hold-ups to the same robbery crew:

• In the first block of East Chestnut in the morning of March 1
• In the 900 block of North State in the afternoon of March 1
• In the first block of East Oak in the afternoon of March 1
• In the first bock of West Ontario in the afternoon of March 2
• In the first block of East Walton in the evening of March 7
• In the first block of East Chicago in the afternoon of March 8
• In the first block of East Chestnut in the morning of March 9
• In the first block of East Erie in the morning of March 9

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