CHICAGO — Prosecutors have charged a Portage Park man with displaying a fake handgun to rob a GameStop, but they did not ask a judge to keep him in jail, so a judge sent him home with a curfew order.
The robbery occurred at GameStop’s 1520 North Cicero location around 7:45 p.m. on December 30.
A store employee told Chicago police that a man walked in, pulled a gun from his pants pocket, held it inside his hoodie pocket, and pointed at her. He ordered her to hand over three Nintendo Switch consoles and an Xbox, a CPD report said. She handed the items over, and he fled the scene.
CPD surveillance camera operators saw the robber running down the street with boxes, and a witness directed officers in the robber’s direction, the report continued.
Cops found 29-year-old Devontay Crump sitting at a nearby CTA bus stop with an open Nintendo Switch box next to him and a bag containing the other stolen consoles, according to the report. The officers reported finding a “small replica firearm” in his right pants pocket. The stolen merchandise is worth $1,571, officials said.
During a detention hearing this week, prosecutors charged Crump with aggravated robbery, but they did not ask Judge Mary Marubio to detain him, court records show. So, Marubio sent him home with a nighttime curfew and told him to stay away from GameStop. His next court date is January 26.