Belmont Red Line pest robbed Lakeview Walgreens, cops say

Devin White has been arrested eight times within a block of the Belmont Red Line station. | CPD; File

One of the guys who keeps life interesting for commuters near the Belmont Red Line station may not be around for a while. That’s because prosecutors have charged 30-year-old Devin White with robbing the Walgreens at 3046 North Halsted on June 29th.

Store employees told police that White tried to walk out with a bottle of Coulson’s Vodka around 9 p.m. When two employees confronted White, he allegedly told one, “If you gonna try to stop me, I’ll knock you out.” The other worker said White threatened to stab him, but no weapon was seen. 

A Walgreens staffer told police that White “has been doing this all week” and suggested that cops look for White around the Belmont Red Line. Officers found him about 20 minutes later outside the north station entrance at 944 West Belmont.

White is charged with felony robbery while indicating the presence of a firearm, misdemeanor retail theft, and two counts of assault. Judge David Navarro ordered him held without bail. But on July 7th, Judge Shelley Sutker-Dermer allowed White to go free on a recognizance bond as long as he stays on electronic monitoring.

Police records show that White has been arrested eight times within a block of the Belmont station for assaults, batteries, criminal damage to property, and more.

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