Sunday, June 18, 2017

Last Week: Florida Man Refused To Charge Him With Robbery...This Week: He Steals Money From A 60-Year-Old Beggar, Cops Say

He caught a break last week when a Florida man refused to press armed robbery charges against him after a Boystown hold-up.

But Derrick Robie apparently didn’t learn any lessons.

Robie, 19, was arrested again in Boystown Sunday morning, now charged with theft for allegedly taking money from a beggar’s cup at Halsted and Roscoe.

Police say Robie was in the 800 block of West Roscoe around 4:40 a.m. when he knocked a 60-year-old beggar’s change cup from the man’s hand and fled.

An officer was on scene almost immediately and took Robie into custody.

He's charged with misdemeanor theft.

On June 9, a Florida man identified Robie as one of three offenders who held a knife to his stomach and demanded his iPhone in Boystown, police said.

Robie allegedly shoved the victim into a wall and pressed a knife to his stomach saying, “Gimme the phone, you know what this is,” police said.

Cops caught up with Robie in the 3200 block of North Halsted a few minutes later. But the victim, a 22-year-old college student from Tampa, refused to press robbery charges because he will not return to Chicago for court.

Officers did recovered a knife from Robie that the victim identified as the weapon used in the hold-up. So, the City of Chicago is pursuing a misdemeanor charge of sale or possession of a deadly weapon against him.

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  1. I disagree. He did learn a very important lesson and acted on it very quickly

  2. Hey Derrick, you punky little piece of antisocial detritus. It just doesn't get any lower than stealing from old guys who are begging on the street. What a hero you are!
    Congratulations on giving up whatever tiny scrap of value your life once had.

  3. Ah! I'd love to hear the social warriors debate who was right in this one. When "crime of need" meets "crime of need."