Two men, both of whom are on parole, are accused of stealing more than $18,000 worth of cosmetics during a series of raids on an Ulta Beauty store this month. Cops arrested the duo near Boystown this week.
Deamonte Glover is charged with all of the heists, while Tavaris Bowens is charged with taking part in two. Both men are 20-years-old.
It all started on February 9 when Glover and two accomplices headed to the fragrance aisle at Ulta, 4140 South Pulaski, prosecutors said. Glover allegedly held a large plastic bag open while the other two loaded it with merchandise.
“I don’t mean any harm,” Glover allegedly told a store employee who told them to stop. Then he and the other two left with $5,618 worth of products, according to prosecutors.
On February 20, Glover, Bowens, and three others allegedly returned to the store and walked out with $9,103 worth of products in a plastic bag.
And on Monday, February 22, Glover and Bowens returned to the store and walked out with $3,744 worth of merchandise, prosecutors said.
But on the third trip, the men allegedly grabbed a box that contained a GPS tracker. Police followed pings from the device to locate Glover and Bowens a short time later as they drove in the 3100 block of North Broadway in Lakeview, prosecutors said.
Judge Charles Beach set bail for both men at $45,000 and ordered them to go onto electronic monitoring if they can post 10% deposit bonds. Glover is not eligible for release until he meets with the Illinois Parole Board about the possible revocation of his parole.
You may remember Glover. We told you about him a couple of months ago after he pleaded guilty to robbing a man at the Chicago-State Red Line station just four days after he was charged with shoplifting $700 worth of coats in the Loop.
In July 2019, Glover and a woman approached a 40-year-old man at the CTA station, and Glover claimed to have a gun as he ordered the victim to “give us your sh*t,” prosecutors alleged. Then, Glover allegedly grabbed the victim, repeatedly punched him in the face, and kicked him while taking his wallet.
Loyola University police and Chicago cops took Glover into custody nearby, but the woman was not caught. Prosecutors charged him with aggravated robbery.
Glover pleaded guilty to robbery in exchange for a three-year sentence. He went to prison on October 6 and was released on January 20 after receiving a 50% sentence reduction for good behavior and credit for time spent in jail before pleading guilty.
At the time of the robbery, Glover was enjoying his fourth day of freedom on a recognizance bond for stealing three coats from Overland Sheepskin Company in the Loop. Police tried to get him charged with a felony in that case, but a prosecutor refused, citing Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s order to only pursue misdemeanor charges for thefts of less than $1,000, according to the CPD case report.
According to Illinois Department of Corrections records, Bowens is on parole for aggravated battery of a police officer. The state is not seeking to revoke his parole in connection with the Ulta allegations.