Saturday, June 24, 2017

Man Charged With Robbing Lincoln Square Verizon Store; "20 iPhones and $20,000" Taken, Prosecutors Say

Jackson is charged with robbing the Lincoln Square Verizon on May 22 and an Oak Park location two days later.
UPDATE JUNE 28: A store representative today stated that "there wasn't any money taken and certainly not $20,000." The state's complaint against Jackson states that "20 iPhones and $20,000 United States currency" were taken.
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A Calumet City man, already charged with robbing a Verizon store in Oak Park, is now accused of also taking 20 iPhones and $20,000 cash in a robbery of the Lincoln Square Verizon store last month.

Jerry L. Jackson, 28, was one of four men who barged into the North Side store and forced an employee to the floor around 11:25 a.m. on May 22, prosecutors said.

The crew then marched into the rear storage area where the shop's inventory is stored and took handfuls of still-boxed phones as well as cash, according to the prosecution’s filings.

No one was seriously injured in the hold-up.

Detectives identified Jackson this week through a latent print left at the scene, according to police records. He is charged with robbery. Bail has been set at $100,000.

Two days after the Lincoln Square heist, Jackson and three other men were arrested and charged with a similar robbery of the Oak Park Verizon store.

In that case, four men rushed into the store and took off with a “large quantity of cellphones.”

The men sped away in a car but soon crashed in suburban Alsip with cops hot on their heels.

Charged with robbery and kidnapping in the Oak Park case are Jackson; 22-year-old Demetrius Chairse of Chicago; 22-year-old Quovadis Agnew of Chicago; and 26-year-old Marko Cowens of Harvey.