Kia Boys are arrested for robbery after stopping at gas station across from Chicago police station

CHICAGO — Two robbery suspects were arrested early Friday after they unwisely decided to stop at a gas station about a half-block from a Chicago police station.

The robbery occurred in the 900 block of West Dakin in Lakeview around 2:45 a.m.

Police said a 67-year-old man was walking home when a white Kia Soul pulled up, and two robbers got out, implying that they had guns. He handed over his property, and the offenders escaped in the Kia.

CPD surveillance officers figured out the Kia’s license plate number and shared it with cops in the field. One of those officers just happened to spot it at Circle K, 801 West Addison. That’s right down the block from the Town Hall (19th) District station at 850 West Addison.

After confirming they had the right car, the officers detained both suspects and took them into custody after the victim identified them.

The Kia had a stripped steering column, typical of cars stolen by “Kia Boys.

CWBChicago will post an update if the suspects are charged.

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