Saturday, June 21, 2014

UPDATE: Second Man Charged In Beating, Robbery Outside Belmont L

Joshua Givens (Cook County Sheriff's Office)
Prosecutors today charged a second man in connection with the beating and robbery of a 34-year-old Edgewater man outside of the Belmont L station early Tuesday morning.

Charged with robbery is Joshua Givens, 20, of Skokie. He is being held on $125,000 bond.

Givens was arrested outside of the Belmont CTA station entrance at 3 o'clock Friday morning by officers who recognized him as being wanted in connection with Tuesday's attack.

Yesterday, robbery charges were filed against 21-year-old Roger Lakes, whose most recent address is the former location of the Broadway Youth Center at 3179 N. Broadway. Lakes is being held in lieu of $100,00 bond.

Roger Lakes (Cook County Sheriff's Office)
According to a police source, Tuesday's victim was chased, beaten, and robbed by three young black men between 18- and 24-years of age. The victim was found bleeding from the head in the middle of Belmont Avenue by a passing Chicago Police Department prisoner transfer unit. Part of the incident was captured on CTA surveillance video.

The third individual remains at large.
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8 comments:

  1. These guys are predators and should be locked up and the key thrown out!

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  2. ^can I nominate this person for judge?

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  3. I don't if anyone has driven by the Belmont El stop early in the morning, around 5am or so. This area around the station is very sketchy. There are groups of individuals just standing around and it's 5am. Most of these guys are not headed to work so I question why the cops continue to allow them to gather in this area. If they were to look into everyone there, there's a strong possibility they would find a lot of records.

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    1. I am lucky enough to drive down Belmont every weekday at 4:30 AM to work. This morning there had to be a group of 20 young professionals under the Jamba Juice sign but didn't see any prostitutes staring me down. Always makes for an exciting start to the day.

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  4. 20 and 21 years old. Disgusting and so very sad. I want to find their parents and slap them. To think that this kind of behavior is acceptable is LEARNED. I rebelled when I was a teenager and my parents kicked my ass back into line. Boom, done. I blame the parenting as much as I blame these young hoodlums.

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    1. You took the words directly out of my mouth, Sarah G.

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  5. I feel sorry for the young people at the BYC who are trying to get their lives together as they are victims too.
    There are plenty of youth out there that are will to work at becoming self sufficient members of society and BYC need to do a better job finding them.

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  6. Things are beyond fucked up around here. If you have a store front start putting up the plywood Friday morning. There's a hurricane coming this weekend.

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