An 18-year-old who allegedly carjacked a Chicago woman in January while on juvenile probation for another carjacking will now face federal charges. Monte Handley has been facing state robbery and hijacking charges since January, but the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago today announced that a federal grand jury has indicted him in the case.
Chicago police are investigating another string of armed robberies reported late Wednesday and early today, including a carjacking in West Town during which a driver managed to get his child out of the car but lost his gun to the hijackers. Within an hour, more armed robberies were reported in Lincoln Square, Irving Park, and Albany Park.
Two Chicago men have been sentenced to prison for brutally beating and robbing two men in the middle of State Street last year. CWBChicago published city of Chicago surveillance footage of the attack one day after it happened early on August 28, 2021. The video went viral, drawing widespread attention to River North’s growing crime problem.