4 arrested after trying to rob CPD sergeant steps from Lakeview police station

The 19th District (Town Hall) police station at 850 West Addison in Lakeview. | Google

Four men are in custody after they tried to rob an off-duty Chicago police sergeant within steps of the 19th District police station in Lakeview early Wednesday. A fifth offender got away.

The 40-year-old sergeant was on the 900 block of West Addison when five men approached him and demanded his valuables around 2:18 a.m., according to a CPD spokesperson and a source.

All five offenders fled the scene when the sergeant pulled out a handgun and announced that he is a police officer, according to the department.

Cops searched the area and detained four suspects on the 900 block of West Fletcher about 30 minutes later.

The attempted hold-up unfolded about 100 yards from the front door of the Town Hall District station at 850 West Addison.

Area 3 detectives are investigating.

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