Man charged with robbing West Loop CVS — twice

A convicted bank robber is now accused of robbing a West Loop CVS store — twice. Prosecutors charged 46-year-old Duke Walker with two counts of aggravated robbery after police tracked him down using surveillance images of his alleged getaway car.

Duke Walker | CPD

Walker first robbed the store at 1034 West Lake around 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, prosecutors said. A cashier told police Walker held his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun while he took $210 from the register.

This month, the clerk identified Walker in a photo line-up, according to prosecutors.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Apr. 12, Walker approached a cashier at the same store with a case of beer. He put his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun, ordered the cashier to open the register, and took $120, police said. Walker then dropped the beer, got into a car and fled the scene.

CPD investigators determined the vehicle’s license plate number by reviewing footage from a nearby police surveillance camera. Walker was driving the same car and wearing the same shirt as the robber when police located him Friday, prosecutors said.

In 2007, Walker received a 70-month federal prison sentence for bank robbery. 

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