Man stole phones from migrants in Chicago police station lobby, prosecutors say

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CHICAGO — An Indiana man faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly stealing phones from migrants living in the lobby of a Chicago police station.

Two migrants saw 64-year-old Alan Roberson enter the station at 1412 South Blue Island last Saturday and watched as he stole two phones that other migrants had left charging in the lobby, a Chicago police report said.

Chicago police arrested Roberson when he returned to the station later that day.

He is charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft and obstruction of identification for allegedly giving cops a fake name and birthdate when they arrested him. Last Wednesday, Roberson was arrested on a narcotics charge on the Far North Side under the name Alan Clifford.

Judge Barabara Dawkins released Roberson, or Clifford, on his own recognizance.

Dawkins fielded another migrant-related case this week, too.

A 23-year-old man who lives at the Standard Club migrant shelter in the Loop came before her on misdemeanor battery and narcotics charges.

Gleiver Jose Camejo Perez was arrested last Sunday after he hit a 31-year-old server in the face with a bottle at Whispers, a lakeside cafe at Oak Street Beach, prosecutors said.

Cops stationed at the beach took Camejo Perez into custody quickly. He is also accused of possessing two opioid pills.

Dawkins, the judge, released him on his own recognizance, too.