Friday, May 12, 2017

Cops Arriving At Boystown Robbery In Progress Call See Two Familiar Faces—And Arrest 'Em

King (Left) and Stokes were arrested at MB Bank, 3179 N. Clark after someone reported a robbery.
It’s the darnedest of coincidences.

19th District cops responded to a call of a man being robbed at an ATM inside of MB Bank, 3179 North Clark Street early Sunday morning.

When officers arrived, they couldn’t find a victim, but they did recognize two of the five people who were standing near the ATM.

Turns out those two guys looked exactly like a couple of fellas who were seen on video using credit and debit cards that had been taken in a Lakeview robbery the day before. The guys even had the same clothes that the dudes in the surveillance photo were wearing.

Allow us to introduce you to those two gentlemen—Jonathan Stokes and Antonio King.

They’re both now charged with theft of lost or mislaid property. Cook County prosecutors refused to pursue felony charges.

Police say Stokes and King were both captured on surveillance video using credit cards taken from four men during a robbery in the 1400 block of West Warner around 5 a.m. on Saturday.

Images from the Target store at 1346 East 53rd Street showed Stokes wearing a black North Face zip-up jacket—the exact same jacket that he was wearing when cops stopped him at MB Bank on Sunday morning, officers said.

And King just happened to be wearing the same blue Cubs baseball hat and navy blue jacket with a white collar and patches that he wore at Target, according to court records.

“I hang out in front of Sluggers,” King allegedly blurted out. “All the cops know me!”

Now, a few more cops do, Antonio. Keep up the good work!

Two offenders who used the other two robbery victims’ credit cards have yet to be charged. Also not yet recovered is one of the victims' blue 2011 Jeep Cherokee with Minnesota license plates.

Stokes, 22, and King, 25, both list the same home address in the South Shore neighborhood.

They were set free after posting $1,500 I-Bonds. Look for 'em near Sluggers.

You can support CWB's newsgathering efforts with a donation to our Tip Jar.
----------
Email us. Facebook us. Twitter us.