Man charged with attacking, trying to carjack senior citizens in the Loop

CHICAGO — Prosecutors have charged a 24-year-old man with committing a series of robberies, batteries, and carjackings this month in the Loop, according to Chicago police. At least two of the victims are over 60 years old, CPD said.

Around 12:25 p.m. on December 2, Ivory physically attacked and tried to carjack a 61-year-old man inside a parking garage in the 800 block of South Wabash, according to the allegations. He struck the victim several times in the face, but failed to get away with the man’s Toyota Prius, according to his arrest report.

About 20 minutes later, he robbed and tried to carjack a 69-year-old woman in the 800 block of South Michigan. Again, he failed to get the car, a 2020 Honda Fit, so he resorted to punching the woman in the head and taking her purse, the report said.

Area Three detectives tried to drum up leads in those cases by releasing a community alert on December 4. However, the alert said both robberies occurred in a parking garage in the 800 block of South Wabash.

Officials said he is also responsible for stealing a woman’s iPhone aboard a CTA train at State-Lake around 7:16 p.m. on December 1.

Judge Barbara Dawkins detained him to await trial.

Terry Ivory | Chicago Police Department

Cops arrested him near State and Lake on Sunday.

Ivory is charged with robbery of a victim over 60 years old, aggravated battery of a victim over 60 years old, attempted aggravated vehicular hijacking of a victim over 60 years old, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, and theft from a person.

CWBChicago will publish a fully updated story after Ivory appears in court.

Ivory received a four-year prison sentence for robbing a victim aboard a Red Line train near Clark-Division on October 24, 2018, according to court records.

About 20 minutes after that robbery, an 18-year-old man told police that Ivory walked up behind him on a Red Line train near Belmont and grabbed $12 from his hand, according to a CPD arrest report documenting the incident.

When the victim turned around, Ivory said, “This is a robbery, sit down,” while exposing a handgun in his waistband, according to a police report. The second man took the victim’s cell phone and his pants, according to the victim’s statement to police.

Officers searched Ivory and reportedly found a BB gun in his waistband. The orange safety tip had been removed, police said.

After signing complaints against Ivory and the other man, the victim became uncooperative, and Ivory was ultimately charged only with possessing a replica firearm.

In an ironic twist, the robbery victim was arrested on a warrant for a juvenile parole violation.

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