Lincoln Park: Man charged with armed robbery on DePaul campus; Second hold-up on same block remains unsolved

Jesus Cabrera Monje (inset) is charged with an armed robbery on the DePaul campus. | CPD; Google

Charges are filed in one armed robbery on DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus last week while a second hold-up on the same block remains unsolved, according to Chicago police.

Jesus Cabrera Monje, 21, has been charged with robbing a 19-year-old man at gunpoint in the 2300 block of North Kenmore around 11:35 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd.

The victim told police that he noticed another man following him as he walked home. The stranger approached the victim, displayed a handgun, and demanded the man’s valuables as he tried to enter DePaul’s Sanctuary Hall Townhomes, according to a CPD report.

Police said the offender fled with the victim’s phone and earbuds.

Monje was arrested a short time later near the Armitage Brown Line station. Officers found the victim’s cell phone in his possession and a handgun was recovered, police said.

Prosecutors charged Monje with felony armed robbery with a firearm and felony unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Just a few hours later, a female student told DePaul Public Safety officers that she robbed while walking out of the Richards Library at 2350 North Kenmore around 7 a.m. on Friday, May 3rd.

The woman told police that she was approached by an unknown man who displayed a knife and demanded her laptop. The robber then fled northbound on Kenmore to Fullerton. DePaul said the victim as not injured.

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