Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Witnesses Galore, But Victim Refuses To Press Charges In Alleged Pride Parade Robbery

Several witnesses confirmed they saw him rob a man near the Belmont Red Line. Cops chased him down. And the victim identified him too.

But there will be no robbery charges for the man who allegedly brandished a knife in an armed robbery around 3:30 p.m. on June 25 while the Chicago Pride Parade was still marching two blocks away.

Because, after receiving his stolen chains back from police, the 22-year-old victim told cops that he no longer wanted to press charges against Germaine Hampton.

Officers had chased Hampton after several witnesses alerted them to the robbery. A sergeant eventually captured him in the 3100 block of North Kenmore after deploying a Taser to bring the 23-year-old under control, a police report says.

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A custodial search turned up a small blue baggie containing chunks of Xanax that Hampton claimed were prescribed for him.

Lacking a prescription, Hampton—who lists a home address in the 1100 block of West Barry—was charged with possession of a controlled substance. But, of course, not robbery.

Cops say he is an admitted Black P Stones gang member. He previously served time for burglary and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to state records.
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