Tuesday, October 20, 2015

UPDATE: Two Charged In Monday Night Robbery; Witness Praises Police Response

King (left) and Lee
Criminal charges have been filed in connection with the mugging of a woman outside of MB Financial Bank at Clark and Belmont last night. And, a CWB reader who saw the arrests take place has high praise for Chicago police.

Michael A. Lee, 22, who lists a West Loop homeless shelter as his residence, is charged with robbery and battery.

Grand Boulevard resident Devontae L. King, 20, is charged with robbery.

Both men are due in bond court this afternoon. Update: Bail for each is set at $100,000.

A third man and woman who witnesses said were involved in the attack have not been located.

“A Swarm”

A CWB Chicago reader who saw cops respond to the robbery call tells us that the police response was “absolutely impressive.”

“When one of [the squad cars] stopped near me, I asked what was going on, and they gave me a description of who they were looking for and what happened,” the man said. We are withholding the man’s name.

Estimating that more than a dozen cops had “swarmed our little block like wolves on a hunt,” the man watched as police made two arrests in a nearby parking lot. “I suspect they were hiding under cars.”

“I gotta give CPD props when they're due. Those cops aggressively, systematically sought out and caught those guys. My wife and I were postulating someone must have been seriously hurt or killed based on the level of response. I honestly felt safer after seeing how well they handled it!”

Images: Chicago Police Department
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