Chicago Police Charge Offenders in North Side Robbery
Quick Response to Incident Leads to Arrests and Recovered Property
CHICAGO – Chicago Police charged three men in connection with a robbery that occurred on the North Side early Saturday morning when the offenders attacked a man attempting to hail a cab. Belmont (19th) District officers promptly responded to the call, ultimately leading to the positive identification of the offenders and the recovery of the victim’s belongings.
Terrell Williams, 18, of the 3300 block of Western Ave. in Park Forest, Ill., and William Brown, 25, of the 300 block of S. Western in Chicago each were charged with one count of Robbery. Dontay Underwood, 19, of the 500 block of W. Chestnut in Chicago was charged with one count of Robbery, one count of Resisting a Peace Officer, and Issuance of Warrant for an outstanding warrant.
At approximately 12:45 a.m. on January 19th, a man was walking southbound on Sheffield Ave. at Belmont Ave. when he attempted to hail a cab. Without warning, Williams, Brown, Underwood, and an unknown accomplice approached the victim and began striking the victim until he fell to the ground. One of the offenders then reached into the victim’s pocket and removed the victim’s cellular phone and other property. The offenders fled when confronted by a bystander.
A Belmont (19th) District Sergeant immediately began to tour the area upon receiving the call of a robbery having occurred and located the four offenders a short distance away. While placing the offenders into custody, the unknown offender began punching, kicking, and pushing the Sergeant before making good his escape. Underwood also fled the scene but was located, placed into custody, and charged accordingly with co-offenders Brown and Williams after attempting to defeat arrest. The victim’s property was located and recovered.