Woman on probation for 2 stolen car cases is arrested for robbery — while driving another stolen car, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say a woman with four active arrest warrants helped a juvenile attack and rob a woman at a North Side Walgreens store. And when cops arrested Tyliyah Birmingham in connection with the case, she was allegedly driving a stolen car — while on probation for two stolen motor vehicle cases.

Birmingham, appearing in court in a sweatshirt emblazoned with “DON’T ASK ME FOR SH*T,” was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Tyliyah Birmingham | CPD

The robbery happened around 8:50 a.m. on March 2, according to CPD records. The victim was using an ATM at Walgreens, 7501 North Western, when a juvenile walked up behind her and repeatedly punched her in the face, Assistant State’s Attorney Sean Kelly said.

But the victim fought back, so Birmingham got out of her car and punched the woman in the face, too, according to Kelly. Birmingham, 24, allegedly grabbed the woman by her hair, pulled her to the ground, and took her purse.

Kelly said she then returned to the car with the juvenile and drove away. Video cameras recorded the whole thing, he added.

Cops in the Rogers Park (24th) Police District recognized Birmingham in the footage.

Fast forward to March 26.

Investigators were surveilling a stolen car parked on the 5600 block of West Division. They saw Birmingham get into the car and drive away, Kelly said. Cops pulled her over, and she reversed into the squad car before police took her into custody, he continued.

She is charged with robbery, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, theft of lost or mislaid property, and criminal damage. According to Kelly, Birmingham is on probation for two separate possession of a stolen motor vehicle cases from 2017.

Judge Maryam Ahmad said Birmingham must post 10% of her $250,000 bail to get out on electronic monitoring. The judge also ordered her held without bail temporarily for violating the terms of probation.

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