A 26-year-old man is charged with helping a juvenile rob two men at gunpoint in Wrigleyville early Friday morning. Damichael Bishop of Indianapolis already has a felony gun case pending in suburban Cook County. Now, he’s charged with armed robbery.
The victims, ages 21 and 22, were walking westbound on Newport just east of Clark Street around 2:58 a.m. when Bishop confronted them with a handgun and demanded their property, prosecutors said. Two accomplices, including a 17-year-old boy who was charged with robbery on Friday, approached the victims from behind and rifled their pockets.
Suddenly, one of the victims screamed for a passerby to call 911 because they were being robbed. The group fled with the victims’ cash, credit cards, IDs, and jewelry. Prosecutors said surveillance cameras recorded the robbery.
Chicago police arrested Bishop and the 17-year-old near the Addison Red Line station and recovered a firearm nearby, officials said. Bishop allegedly admitted to participating in the robbery. The third suspect got away.
Bishop’s public defender said he lives in Indianapolis and has two children.
Judge Kelly McCarthy set bail at $150,000, which means Bishop must post $15,000 to get out of jail on the robbery charge. She also ordered Bishop to be held without bail for violating his bond in the ongoing gun case.
The 17-year-old boy was charged on Friday with two counts of felony armed robbery with a firearm and felony possession of a stolen firearm. He was also cited for possessing a replica handgun.