CHICAGO — A second man has been charged with robbing a Rogers Park man after arranging to meet through the Grindr gay dating app.
Now, officials say Andre Mhoon, 29, of West Ridge, is the accomplice who helped Perteet rob a 38-year-old man last summer.
The men arrived at the victim’s house in the 1900 block of West Morse around 11:30 p.m. on June 23, officials said. Once inside, Mhoon and Perteet allegedly pulled out guns. They robbed the man, forced him to lie down in the bedroom, and took his cash and phone, prosecutors alleged.
Perteet forced the victim to unlock his phone and then left the house to use the victim’s credit cards and to transfer money out of the man’s bank accounts, prosecutors said. Mhoon allegedly stayed in the house, holding the victim at gunpoint until Perteet returned. They then collected the man’s jewelry and other items and left.
On Wednesday, prosecutors told Judge Maryam Ahmad that Chicago police evidence technicians found Mhoon’s fingerprint at the scene of a “similar” armed robbery, which allowed investigators to link him to the Rogers Park case. He has not been charged in any other cases, though.
Ahmad ordered Mhoon detained as a public safety threat, saying electronic monitoring would give him “too many chances to continue to con his way into the houses of others and commit further crimes.”
He is charged with armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated unlawful restraint.