Man gets 10-years in connection with 2019 Streeterville robbery wave

Kobe Davis | CPD

A man who police linked to a series of armed robberies that plagued Streeterville during March 2019 has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

Kobe Davis, 20, received concurrent sentences of 10 years for armed robbery and four years for possession of a stolen motor vehicle worth more than $25,000. Prosecutors dropped several other felony charges in the agreement.

Police arrested Davis for driving a stolen Audi SUV that investigators connected with a string of ten robberies, nearly all of which unfolded within a block of the Magnificent Mile. Cops said they found proceeds from three of the robberies in the car with Davis.

Prosecutors initially charged him with three of the robberies and possessing a stolen motor vehicle.

In one of those cases, a woman was attacked by two men as she stood in the 200 block of East Superior shortly after midnight on March 12, 2019. They knocked her to the ground and fought with her to gain control of her purse, Northwestern University police said at the time. The men escaped in an Audi SUV that was driven by a third man.

About four hours later, a Northwestern University student was robbed as he wore headphones and watched a movie on his iPad while walking in Lakeshore Park. Two men got out of a car, punched the man in his face, took his iPad, searched him for other valuables, and then fled in the vehicle, the school’s police department said at the time.

The third robbery was reported on March 1, 2019, in the first block of East Oak. No further information was immediately available about that case.

Davis will receive a 50% sentence reduction for good behavior and credit for time he spent in jail before trial. He is scheduled to be paroled in March 2024, according to state records.

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