Man mugged bank customer in Rogers Park, prosecutors say

Deonta Vauters | CPD

Prosecutors have charged a man with knocking a bank customer to the ground during a robbery in Rogers Park on Monday morning.

Chicago police responded to the Chase branch at 1791 West Howard around 10:55 a.m. and met with the 59-year-old victim. He told officers that a man pushed him to the ground outside the bank and took his wallet, containing $460.

The victim’s nephew, who was waiting outside in a car, and a passerby witnessed the robbery. They both provided descriptions of the offender to police.

Cops stopped Deonta Vauters, 22, nearby because he allegedly matched the descriptions. Both witnesses and the victim confirmed that he was the robber. And, prosecutors say, Vauters had the victim’s wallet and $460 in his pants pocket.

The bank’s surveillance system recorded the robbery, prosecutors said.

Vauters was out on bail in August on two misdemeanor indecent exposure charges. He is now facing robbery charges.

Judge Maryam Ahmad ordered him to pay a $5,000 deposit toward bail to get out of jail on electronic monitoring.

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