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.

9 comments:

  1. Why would a cell-phone store have $20,000 in cash on-site? Who's paying for stuff with cash? I guess I live in a bubble.

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    1. Criminals use cash. They cannot have bank accounts or get debit or credit cards.

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    2. I know a guy who was a manager at a Verizon store in another state. I used to work right extra door to it. There was always a line of people that obviously didn't live in the direct area paying their bill in cash. He told me they scrubbed theory database and the most commonly used customer name was "Donald Duck".

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  2. How does a Verizon store have $20k in cash?

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    1. Lots of people pay their phone bill in cash, but 20K sounds like a lot.

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  3. Quovadis.......I wonder if mom and dad saw the movie or know the origin of the latin term. Never thought of that one when choosing names for my kids.

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    1. I think "Where are you going?" is an apt question for this guy. By his age, I'm guessing it's more like one of grandma's favorites.

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  4. He be going to jail- but not for long-this is Chicago/cook county where criminals are coddled and fed pizza before there release with a ankle bracelet. Hay Dart how many can't you account for now?

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  5. And mere complaining and insulting those in charge will change things?

    Start a voters drive to get people in who will be accountable to their constituents and make real Chang

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