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.