|Jonathan Ben (Cook Co. Sheriff's Office)|
Jonathan A. Ben, of the 7800 block of S. Euclid, is charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
Witnesses and the 25-year-old victim reported that a man in a ski mask, black hoodie, and dark pants pulled out a blue steel revolver and took the woman’s pink purse at Wrightwood and Clark.
Cops tracked the victim’s iPhone and found Ben on a southbound Ashland bus at Fullerton.
When confronted, police say, Ben told them “I have a gun in my waistband." It turned out to be a blue steel 5-shot revolver according to court records.
Officers say they found the victim’s Macbook and iPhone in Ben’s possession as well as a hoodie and facemask.
|Ben's 2012 mughot.|
He served two days for shoplifting from the Walmart Neighborhood Market near Broadway and Diversey in July and he served one year for unlawful use of a loaded firearm on the South Side in 2012.
His 2012 mugshot is intriguing.