‘That’s him!’ — Armed robber confronts victim a second time to get more stuff, gets busted when cops arrive

Kewyon Irving | Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — “Greed is good,” according to movie character Gordon Gekko. But that’s not how it works in real life, at least not all the time.

It’s a lesson Kewyon Irving may want to consider if the allegations against him are true.

At about 2:30 on Thursday afternoon, a 33-year-old man was getting out of his car in the 7500 block of South Peoria when three men confronted him, Irving’s arrest report said.

“Give it up!” the crew ordered, going through his pockets as Irving allegedly whacked the victim in the face with a handgun. They took the man’s phone, cash, and other items. But the victim, spotting a chance to escape, suddenly ran from the scene.

He bolted through a yard, hopped a fence, and borrowed a bystander’s phone to call 911 from the next block.

As he waited for the police, Irving showed up and demanded his car keys, according to the police report. The cops arrived moments later.

“That’s him!” the victim yelled to the officers, pointing at Irving.

The cops chased Irving as he ran down an alley while holding a firearm by its extended magazine, the report said. Police say Irving eventually hurled the gun into a backyard and surrendered.

Police recovered the weapon and learned that it was reported stolen in June 2019, the report said.

Irving was on bail at the time of the incident for allegedly possessing another gun and a stolen Kia in November. Officers who arrested him at that time said he was wearing a bag around his neck with a screwdriver inside, a tool they speculated could be used to peel a car’s steering column. The Kia’s column just happened to be peeled and was operating without a key, police said.

Irving posted a $2,500 bail deposit to get out of jail for that case.

He’s now charged with armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Judge Charles Beach ordered him detained as a public safety risk.

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