Darryl D. Walton of the 7000 block of S. Eberhart faces three counts of robbery, one count of receiving or possessing a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.
He was arrested early yesterday morning behind 526 W Roscoe in Boystown after an hour-long hunt by 19th district officers.
Walton is charged with:
- the robbery of a retired police officer behind her home in the 1800 block of W. Cornelia on Monday evening.
- the robbery of a Lakeview woman as she walked to work in the 800 block of W Oakdale at 8:40 the next morning.
- the robbery of a woman on her way to work at 6:15AM Wednesday in the 4000 block of N Hermitage
Police say they saw Walton behind the wheel of a stolen Toyota Highlander that was suspected of being used in area robberies around 2:45AM Thursday near Belmont and Sheridan.
Cops set up a perimeter around the 400 and 500 blocks of W Roscoe and then began a meticulous grid search of the area. Walton was arrested an hour later.
Bail for Walton is set at $250,000.
Detectives continue to investigate other cases to see if there are links to Walton.
NOTE: Chicago police originally reported Walton's age as 18. CWB has subsequently learned that Walton is actually 23.
Images: Walton's mugshot from the Chicago Police Department; Police stop the Toyota Highlander on Lake Shore Drive early Thursday morning.