Chicago — Two men and two juveniles who were arrested after running from a stolen Jeep Compass on the Magnificent Mile have been charged with robbing four just minutes earlier in River North, Chicago police said.
Two suburban police departments linked the car’s occupants to robberies in their jurisdictions—on a Mariano’s parking lot and outside Rivers Casino.
Terrion Jackson and Marquest Williams, both 18 years old, and two 17-year-old boys are each charged with four counts of armed robbery and assorted misdemeanors for the River North crime, according to Chicago police. As of late Tuesday morning, no charges had been publicly announced concerning those crimes.
CPD said the crew robbed two men and two women, all in their mid-20s to early 30s, in the 500 block of West Chicago Avenue shortly before Chicago officers and Illinois State Police troopers stopped their Jeep in the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue late Sunday night.
The Jeep itself had been reported stolen earlier Sunday from the 400 block of North State, according to CPD.
More details about the allegations and how police tracked down the Jeep are expected to be released when Williams and Jackson appear for bond hearings on Tuesday afternoon.
Des Plaines police said Monday that their department is investigating the Jeep’s occupants in connection with a robbery on the Rivers Casino parking lot shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday.
Two men, one 61 and the other 67, told Des Plaines police officers the Jeep pulled behind their car on the lot, and four people got out. The offenders opened the victims’ car doors, pressed guns to the victims’ chests, and took all of their money and phones.
Within minutes of that crime, the Jeep was used for a similar robbery in the parking lot of Mariano’s, 1900 South Cumberland, in Park Ridge.
In a media statement issued Monday, Park Ridge officials said three men exited the Jeep and robbed two people at gunpoint as the victims walked out of the grocery store around 10 p.m.
CWB Chicago will post an updated story after Tuesday’s court hearing. Our team will also monitor court filings to see if additional charges are brought in the coming days.