Robbers attacked woman with gun and Taser until she surrendered her PIN, Chicago police report says

Sharron Powell (Cook County sheriff’s office)

CHICAGO — Four men attacked and robbed a woman in Jefferson Park, then returned and tortured her with a Taser until she surrendered her bank card PIN, according to details in a Chicago police arrest report. The report surfaced as prosecutors charged one man, 22-year-old Sharron Powell, with participating in the January 29 attack.

The victim was on a sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Lawrence when the group arrived in a stolen car and targeted her around 4:05 a.m.

You may remember seeing this video of the robbery a few weeks ago:

Powell threatened her with a firearm, struck her with a Taser or stun gun, and held her down so she could not leave, the arrest report said. While she was down, he ripped her pants and threatened to rape her, the report continued. He is not accused of following through on the alleged threat.

After getting the woman’s property, the group escaped in a vehicle, only to return moments later to attack the woman again until she revealed her PIN, the report said.

Powell struck the woman with a firearm again and held her to the ground while zapping her with a stun gun, according to the allegations.

Chicago police officers arrested Powell in Schaumburg last week after the victim identified him in a photo line-up, according to filings made by prosecutors.

Judge William Fahy granted the state’s detention request. Powell is charged with two counts each of armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated unlawful restraint.

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