Man’s charged with trying to steal ATMs — while on bond for attempted murder

Donald Rogers | Lake County Sheriff

A man on bond for attempted murder is among five people police arrested on the North Side in connection with a pair of suspect ATM theft attempts in Lake County early Tuesday. Another man in the crew is on parole for a series of ATM burglaries in the city during 2019. Three others are also facing felony charges.

The series of events began at 3:06 a.m. when police in north suburban Riverwoods responded to a burglar alarm at a gas station, according to police. They found broken glass and a video that showed thieves trying to steal the store’s ATM.

But the burglars were unable to get the cash machine, so they took money from the register, gathered other items and left, according to police.

A short time later, officers in nearby Lincolnshire interrupted a similar burglary in progress at a service station in their town.

The burglars, who were trying to steal an ATM when cops arrived, fled in an SUV that police from several agencies tracked from the air and on the ground.

Five people ran from the allegedly stolen SUV when it came to a stop on the 4700 block of North Albany in Albany Park around 4 a.m., according to a CPD statement.

Police arrested a woman and four men, one of whom had a gunshot wound to his left knee that he suffered before police made contact with him, according to CPD.

Shanyre Williams, 19, of Bloomington, Indiana, was charged by Cook County prosecutors with felony unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle.

Devontae Brown, Isiah Doss, Earl Glenn, and Shanyre Williams | Lake County Sheriff; CPD

Police said they found a loaded handgun with an extended magazine tucked into her waistband when they took her into custody. She was adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile for armed robbery in 2019 and DUI in 2015.

Judge Mary Marubio set bail at $15,000.

Lake County authorities charged the other four, all men, with burglary, possession of burglary tools, and additional charges.

Among those charged is Donald Rogers, an 18-year-old on bond for a pending attempted murder case in Chicago. We told you about Rogers last year when he was charged with possessing a stolen motor vehicle while on bond for the same attempted murder case.

Prosecutors later dropped the stolen motor vehicle case, although he is again charged with possessing a stolen motor vehicle in Lake County.

In July 2020, prosecutors charged Rogers with attempted murder and said he shot a 19-year-old man, leaving the victim paralyzed four months earlier.

He’s facing five counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery by discharge of a firearm. Court records show his mother posted 10% of his $100,000 bail to go home two days after he was charged. He posted another $2,500 after prosecutors charged him with possessing the stolen car last year.

Chicago police said the suspect who suffered a mysterious gunshot wound on Tuesday was 18-years-old, suggesting that Rogers is the person who was injured.

On Wednesday, a Lake County judge ordered him held in lieu of $500,000 on the burglary and stolen vehicle case — five times the bail amount Cook County Judge David Navarro gave Rogers for attempted murder in 2020.

Also charged is 21-year-old Isiah Doss. He was sentenced to five concurrent 5-year prison sentences for ATM-related burglaries in 2019 and was paroled at the end of September, according to public records.

The Sun-Times reported in 2019 that Doss and another man broke into a series of businesses in the city and tried to break into ATMs at each location. When an ATM didn’t open, they stole from the cash register, prosecutors alleged at the time.

His bail was set at $250,000 on Wednesday.

Court records show the other two men, Devontae Brown, 21, and Earl Glenn, 32, were held on $250,000 and $100,000 bail respectively.

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