Chicago man robbed Boost Mobile store at gunpoint while on parole for robbing Boost Mobile stores at gunpoint: prosecutors

Kenata Stovall (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — In November 2021, Cook County Judge Michael Hood sentenced Kenata Stovall to 12 years in prison for committing four armed robberies, mostly of Boost Mobile stores in Chicago in 2018. But Stovall was paroled just three months ago, on December 7, after serving less than half of those 12 years.

Now, the 23-year-old is back in custody. Prosecutors this week charged him with robbing a Boost Mobile store at gunpoint on February 20.

Stovall is accused of displaying a gun to take six iPhones, an Samsung phone, and over $1,300 in cash from the store at 3602 West 26th Street, according to a criminal complaint.

Judge Ankur Srivastava granted the state’s detention petition, saying the robbery was an “extended encounter” that gave the store employee plenty of time to see the offender. In addition to the four robberies that he’s on parole for, Stovall has a history of juvenile adjudications, too, Srivastava’s order said.

Stovall’s parole status is now under review.

The November 2018 armed robberies include holdups at Boost Mobile stores in the 5600 block of West Division and the 5500 block of West North Avenue. 

Given the emerging crime pattern, Chicago police set up surveillance on a Boost Mobile in the 4700 block of West North Avenue and arrested Stovall after he robbed a man on the block, according to a CPD arrest report and criminal complaints filed in 2018.

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