Life’s A Beach! Judge gives recognizance bond to man accused of trying to rob 14-year-old at gunpoint

Juliano Petrov (inset) and the approximate location of the alleged crime. | CPD; Multiplottr

An Avondale man who’s accused of trying to rob a 14-year-old boy at gunpoint was given a recognizance bond by a Cook County judge, according to court records.

The boy told police that he was walking on the 2600 block of West Farragut when 18-year-old Juliano Petrov approached him and complimented his gold chain around 3 p.m. on Aug. 1st.

Petrov then pulled a silver handgun from his waistband and tried to rob the teen, according to prosecutors. The boy ran, and Petrov fled through a nearby gangway, police said.

The teen described the gunman’s clothes and facial tattoos to police. Officers soon found Petrov walking out of a gangway on the 2600 block of West Foster, according to an arrest report.

The boy identified Petrov as the offender, and police took the man into custody. Three tablets that police believe to be Xanax were in Petrov’s pocket, officers said.

According to court records, Petrov is charged with felony attempted armed robbery with a handgun and possession of a controlled substance. Judge Charles Beach gave Petrov a recognizance bond in the case but did order him to go on electronic monitoring upon release. Petrov is currently being held without bail on another matter.

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