Man on parole for Prada store robbery helped rob utility crew of sewer camera, prosecutors say

Clockwise from top left: Chaqwon Birden, Jahhuan Green, Marquise Ramyyeh, and Kahdaffie Green and a SeeSnake camera reel | Chicago Police Department; Rigid.com

CHICAGO — Kahdaffie Green received a 42-month prison sentence in February for participating in the robbery of the Prada store in downtown Chicago last year. With good behavior and other credits, he got out of prison in late July. Today, he’s probably heading back to prison after prosecutors charged him and three other men with robbing a work crew on the South Side last week.

A security guard allowed Green inside the Prada store, 30 East Oak, on the afternoon of January 12, 2022. Green then blocked the guard’s path and allowed three accomplices to enter behind him, prosecutors said.

Green, 24, and one of the accomplices attacked the guard while the other two gathered merchandise, mostly purses, worth $46,000. At one point, the crew rammed the guard with a clothing rack, which caused him to fall to the ground and injure his wrist.

Now out of prison for barely four months, Green’s parole status is under review following the armed robbery of three utility workers last Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors say three men were working in the 9700 block of South Martin Luther King Drive when four armed men jumped out of a stolen Jeep. The gunmen took a SeeSnake sewer camera reel and an accompanying camera from the workers, then fled the scene, according to a Chicago police report.

Cops tracked a GPS device on the equipment and located the Jeep in a yard in the 11800 block of South Vincennes, the report said. Green, Chaqwon Birden, 25, Marquise Ramyyeh, 19, and Jahjuan Green, 26, ran from the Jeep but were arrested nearby, officials said. The police recovered the stolen camera equipment from inside the Jeep, according to court records.

Judge Maryam Ahmad ordered all four men detained to await trial.

The men are each charged with three counts of armed robbery with a firearm and misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle. Birden is also charged with a felony narcotics possession count.

Like Green, Ramyyeh was also on parole at the time of the robbery. He was released even more recently than Green: on September 22, after serving half of an 18-month sentence he received for a felony gun possession charge, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.

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