He robbed a Streeterville man at 3 a.m. while on electronic monitoring for a gun case: prosecutors

Deon Pope (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — A man wearing an ankle monitor for a pending gun case was on the streets at 3 a.m., robbing a Streeterville man in the River North neighborhood, prosecutors say.

The 52-year-old victim was robbed in the 400 block of North Clark in the wee hours of April 14. And Deon Pope, a 27-year-old man who was supposed to be home on electronic monitoring, is allegedly one of the guys who mugged him.

An accomplice grabbed the man’s phone as Pope demanded the passcode while implying he had a weapon, prosecutors said.

“Be careful,” Pope allegedly warned. “Give me your passcode, or I will use what I have on me.”

Later, Pope used the victim’s phone to make purchases and transferred $5,000 from the victim’s accounts to his own, officials said. Investigators linked Pope to the account that received the money. Prosecutors said the victim subsequently picked Pope out of a photo lineup.

Judge David Kelly detained Pope on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Pope’s pending gun case stems from a traffic stop on February 10, 2023. Chicago police said they saw him reaching toward the car’s ceiling as they pulled him over, and they discovered a loaded handgun wedged in the sunroof area. He’s charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in that case.

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