More men claim to be victims of nightclub robbery duo — and they even have pix

Two men, whose faces are obscured at their request, pose with Tiana Trammell and Tjwana Rainey shortly before getting into the women’s car on October 10, 2020. | Provided

Soon after CWBChicago broke the news of two Milwaukee women being charged with drugging and robbing at least ten men in downtown nightlife districts on Monday, the floodgates swung open.

Eight different guys contacted our team this week to share stories about drug-induced robberies of men who visited bars and clubs in the area. 

And one alleged victim even sent photos of himself and a friend posing with the women, Tiana Trammell and Tjwana Rainey. He says the women drugged and robbed him and his friend a short time later.

On Tuesday, prosecutors said Trammell, 25, has been linked to ten cases while Rainey, 32, has been connected to four. In each crime, two women offered drug-laced alcohol to men that rendered the victims unconscious almost immediately, according to the state’s allegations. At least $85,000 in proceeds were collected from victims by stealing phones and jewelry and using stolen credit cards at retail stores in the Milwaukee area.

We previously shared the stories of two alleged victims, including the last man to be targeted before Chicago police and federal agents arrested Trammell and Rainey over the weekend. 

Here are a few more stories from men who contacted us this week.

A two-fer

One man who reached out to CWBChicago said he and a friend were victimized by Trammell and Rainey just a couple of weeks ago — and he shared pictures that the men and ladies took with each other before the night took a nasty turn.

Tiana Trammell strikes a pose with one of the men before he was allegedly rendered unconscious. His face has been covered at his request. | Provided

“My friend and I walked out of Point and Feather [113 West Hubbard] around 1 or 1:30 a.m” on October 10, he said. They immediately made the acquaintance of two women who were standing outside. One thing led to another. Before long, the foursome was heading to a suburban gentleman’s club in the ladies’ car.

“We left the nightclub after being there 30 minutes and got back in their car. We pulled into a parking lot, and the next thing I remember is waking up laying on the side of the street near a Marathon gas station somewhere near Lombard,” the man said. “Our debit cards, credit cards, and iPhones, all stolen.”

“My friend woke up laying next to a telephone pole 100 yards behind me,” he continued. “We were, without a doubt, drugged in the car. I walked to the gas station and had the gas attendant call the police. Cops arrived and drove us back to our Airbnb, thankfully.”

He said the women used the guys’ credit cards at Walmart and Marshalls stores in the Milwaukee area. 

“They also got into my phone, went into my Cash App, and sent themselves $900 successfully. Two more attempts to send $800 and $1,500 through Cash App were declined.”

Hung up

“You can add another drugging and robbery to the count,” wrote another man who contacted us via email Tuesday.

“At the end of June 2019, I was out alone at the Hangge-Uppe,” a Gold Coast bar at 14 East Elm. “I’d been drinking, but nothing more than usual. However, I have no recollection of leaving the bar.” Notably, a Streeterville man whose story we published on Tuesday said he was targeted at Hangge-Uppe, too. However, we did not name the bar in our report.

“Next thing I remembered, I came out of it briefly in the back of a vehicle at what seemed like a gas station with two black women – one in back and one in the driver seat.” Then, he blacked out again.

“Ultimately, I woke up on my living room couch at 4 o’clock the next afternoon with my roommate shaking me and asking if I was okay.” The man said he has no idea how he got home, but he speculated the women drove him to the address on his stolen ID.

“My credit cards were also used at multiple Target stores. The rest of my day was spent canceling cards, filing a police report, and figuring out how to get a new phone, ID, and wallet.”

Birthday black-out

“The ladies you reported on drugged my friend when we were in town for a birthday party 2 months ago,” wrote another man. “They got $8,000 off his credit card and left him in a parking lot.”

“They sent Venmo from his phone to their own Venmo, so we had their names and filed a report,” he continued. The victim met the ladies on the rooftop at Joy District, 112 West Hubbard, the man said.

Although we didn’t reveal this detail previously, Joy District is the bar where Trammell and Rainey allegedly targeted their last victim early Sunday — just minutes before they’d be arrested.

Faint memories

“The same exact thing happened to me in 2017,” says another man.

“I was at a bar in the Gold Coast, and I ordered a drink from the bar. It was my first drink of the night, and the next thing I know, I was standing inside a gas station in River North at 10 o’clock the next morning.”

This man said he also had his phone, cash, watch, credit and debit cards taken. His shirt was gone, too.

“I looked in my bank account and credit card account, and they drained them.” As time went on, he started to remember snippets of what happened, he said.

“I started having flashbacks and faintly remember being in a car with two African American women with a gun pointed at me.”

The man said he’s going to re-contact police to see if they can link his old police report to this week’s arrests.

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