Three Milwaukee-area women are charged with severely beating and robbing a man as they drove him around the Lincoln Park neighborhood over the weekend, according to court records. Police arrested the women shortly after patrol officers randomly drove up behind their car in traffic as the man was being attacked, police said.
According to police, the 24-year-old victim said he got into the women’s car because he thought it was an Uber.
Prosecutors charged 31-year-old Felicia Anderson and 30-year-olds Anesha Robinson and Jasmine Ross with one count of felony robbery and one count of aggravated battery each.
Two police officers reported that they pulled up behind a rental car that Anderson was driving on the 2000 block of North Sedgwick around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The cops said they saw Robinson beating a man in the vehicle’s back seat while Ross kneeled on the front passenger seat and threw punches, too.
Officers who pulled alongside the rental car said they saw Ross and Robinson going through the man’s pockets. Anderson allegedly sped away from the police unit and the victim was dumped from her moving vehicle. But Anderson later pulled over for other officers on the 1000 block of West North Ave, according to police records.
Cops said Robinson tried to throw the man’s phone down a sewer as when they ordered her out of the vehicle. Two of the man’s credit cards were also allegedly taken.
The man, who lives in Lincoln Park, was admitted for treatment at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a fractured nose, fractured cheekbone, and cuts and bruises to his face, arms, and head, police said.
Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz set bail at $40,000 for Ross; $25,000 for Robinson; and $10,000 for Anderson. They will need to post a deposit bond equal to 10% of their bail amounts and go onto electronic monitoring to get out of jail before trial, per Ortiz’s instructions.
Electronic monitoring is typically not available for accused persons who live outside of Cook County, so the Wisconsin women may remain in jail unless they can provide an acceptable local address or another judge changes the terms of their release.