A convicted felon is charged with robbing two people in Uptown early Monday. At the time, he was free on a $500 bail bond while awaiting trial for allegedly being an armed habitual criminal, according to prosecutors.
Jujuan Morrissette, 36, is charged with aggravated robbery for allegedly robbing the pair with another man who remains at large.
Morrissette and his accomplice approached the victims and asked them for money on the 4500 block of North Broadway around 12:20 a.m. as the victims walked home from the Wilson Red Line station around 12:20 a.m., Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said in bond court Tuesday.
When they did not give him any money, Morrissette allegedly told the victims, “you are p*ssing me off.” He then said he had a gun and demanded their phones, according to Murphy.
The other offender reached into one of the victim’s pockets, took their phone, and smashed it on the ground. Morrissette then punched one of the victims in the face and both offenders ran from the scene, Murphy said.
Police responded quickly and soon located Morrissette nearby. The victims allegedly identified him as one of the robbers.
Morrissette was previously convicted of robbery in 2006 and he is currently awaiting trial on allegations of being an armed habitual criminal, according to Murphy. He got out of jail on that charge by posting just $500 bond, Murphy said.
Judge Charles Beach ordered Morrissette held without bail for violating the terms of the pending case. The judge set an additional bail of $15,000 on the new robbery charge.