CHICAGO- Chicago Police confronted a serial armed robbery offender shortly before midnight Wednesday on the Near North Side. The South Side man attempted to elude officers before making a desperate attempt to strike officers on the scene with his vehicle. The offender is linked to nearly a dozen armed robberies targeting late night convenience stores and restaurants in the Downtown area and on the North Side. Jesus Rosas, 23, of the 10300 block of S. Muskegon Av. was charged with multiple felonies including four counts of Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, four counts of Attempt First Degree Murder, nine counts of Armed Robbery and two counts of Attempt Armed Robbery. The charges stem from a Business Alert police issued last week which showed surveillance video of the offender entering or leaving businesses as he committed the crimes. The stick ups occurred between January 18 – February 2013 as Rosas targeted late night convenient stores, pharmacies and restaurants stretching from Downtown to the North Side.
The robbery spree ended early Wednesday when Area North Officers assigned to a Mission Team, working to suppress robberies, burglaries and other crimes in progress, monitored the police radio for the description of an offender and vehicle wanted in an armed robbery that just occurred near Chicago Av. & State St. Officers spotted the wanted offender driving the described vehicle and attempted to stop the SUV. Rosas refused to stop as he attempted to elude police, but officers successfully curbed the green 1993 Ford Explorer in the 1600 block of N. Milwaukee Av. where Rosas shifted the SUV in reverse striking a squad car and then shifting forward while accelerating toward officers.
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