Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Man Charged With Robbery Outside Ann Sather Restaurant (PS—He Robbed Another Man On The Same Block In 2014)

Lakes robbed a victim outside of Ann Sather while he was on parole for beating and robbing another man at the Belmont CTA station, prosecutors said. | Google
In June 2014, Roger Lakes and two other men beat and robbed a man in the 900 block of West Belmont, prosecutors said. He probably wouldn’t have been caught if he hadn’t returned to the scene of the crime two days later while observant police looked on.

Lakes | Chicago Police Dept
Lakes was sentenced to five years in prison for the robbery and four years for severely battering his victim.

Now, sit down for this part: Lakes was released on parole last year and he’s been arrested again for robbing yet another victim in the 900 block of West Belmont—this time outside of Alderman Tom Tunney’s flagship Ann Sather Restaurant.


Early on June 17, 2014, a Chicago Police Department prisoner transport van declared an emergency outside of the Belmont CTA station.

The officers had just found a robbery victim down, bleeding from the head in the middle of Belmont under the L tracks. The 34-year-old man was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with serious injuries.

Two days later, Roger Lakes was arrested as he stood on the steps of the Belmont Red Line station. Patrol officers who had seen CTA surveillance images of the attack recognized Lakes as being one of the robbery offenders.

One of Lakes’ partners in the attack, Joshua Givens, was arrested the next night when he also returned to the Belmont CTA station and was recognized by police.

The third offender was never found.

Lakes and Givens both pleaded guilty to robbery and aggravated battery-causing great bodily harm. Lakes was sentenced to five years for the robbery and four years for the aggravated battery. Givens received 42 months for each charge.

Freed From Prison

Lakes, 24, was freed from prison in May of last year after serving less than half of the “5 years plus 4 years” concurrent sentences.

Five months later, he was arrested for allegedly selling crack near Truman College.

Now, another robbery charge has been filed against him.

Prosecutors say he has been identified as the man who beat and robbed a victim in front of Ann Sather at 2:45 a.m. on November 4.

His bail is set at $100,000.

Police say he’s a Gangster Disciples street gang member.
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  1. This time he will be rejuvenated. Promise!

  2. So, Tunney. What's the deal? People are going to avoid the restaurant. But then, as an alderman, you make around $115,000 a year so you can probably survive - even if Sathers is getting tax breaks. Tommy, I think we're tired of you. I sure am

  3. What else is new? Same sh*t, different day!

  4. Why bother with a trial and jail time? Just turn them loose, thats what you are doing now with a judge thrown in to make it look legit.

  5. Sigh...... This place.

    (racking sound)

  6. Another thing that bothers me about this (and some other recent stories) is giving parole to someone who would not tell the police who his accomplice was. Shouldn't that be something a parole board asks about? Shouldn't that be a condition for getting parole?

  7. this is why we need stop and frisk laws in Lakeview the creeps just keep coming back

  8. shame these criminals dont hit up Tunney or Marc Buslik then things might change if raped or beaten almost to death like the criminals do us

  9. What is that shit all over little Roger's face??!?

  10. They're going to restorative justificationize him. Please be patient.