Loop: Woman robbed by man who escaped electronic monitoring 3 weeks earlier

Kevin Dunn (inset) is charged with robbing a woman in the 300 block of North Michigan. | CPD; Google

An Englewood man who’s charged with stealing cell phones from two victims in Streeterville on April 22nd escaped from electronic monitoring and robbed a college student in the Loop last week, according to allegations in court records.

Kevin Dunn, 24, was previously charged with stealing a phone from a victim in the 100 block of West Ontario around 3:30 p.m. on Apr. 22nd and taking another phone 45 minutes later from a customer at Tempo Cafe, 6 East Chestnut.

Judge David Navarro released Dunn on a recognizance bond with an order that he remain on electronic monitoring.

But the Cook County Sheriff filed escape charges against Dunn on May 14th after he allegedly escaped from electronic monitoring and failed to return.

Dunn remained at large until a 22-year-old college student reported that she was battered and robbed by a man who took her phone in the 300 block of North Michigan at 12:45 p.m. on June 5th.

Police saw Dunn run down a staircase from Upper Michigan to the lower level where he jumped into a minivan and told the driver to “just drive.” Officers pulled the van over a short time later, and the driver complied with officers. But Dunn refused to follow orders, police said.

Instead, Dunn tried to put the van into gear as he pressed the accelerator from the passenger seat, according to police. Cops were able to gain control of Dunn and take him into custody.

Police said video of the robbery was captured by a CPD surveillance camera and the victim identified a phone found in the minivan as her property.

Dunn is charged with robbery, aggravated fleeing, and traffic violations. Judge Arthur Willis ordered him held without bail.

Dunn was sentenced to served a three-year prison term for possession of a stolen motor vehicle in 2015, according to county court records.

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