Saturday, November 11, 2017

COPS: Duo Used Grindr To Lure 9 Men Into Armed Robberies

Jackson (left) and Kirkman lured at least nine victims into armed robberies using Grindr, police and a source said.

Two men used the gay hook-up app Grindr to lure at least nine victims into armed robbery ambushes in Rogers Park since October 14, according to police and city sources. Police on Thursday set up a sting operation that led to the arrests and charging of the suspects.


25-year-old Stephen Jackson of Evanston and 28-year-old Trenell Kirkman of Blue Island were charged with a series of crimes and ordered held without bail Saturday afternoon.

Jackson and Kirkman used the app to arrange meet-ups and draw men into a gangway in the 7600 block of North Bosworth where each victim was held at gunpoint and robbed, police said.

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Cops on Thursday afternoon conducted an undercover investigation that led to Jackson and Kirkman’s arrests in the same block of Bosworth, according to police.

Map showing locations of seven of the reported armed robberies. | BatchGeo
City records show seven armed robberies in the 7600 block of North Bosworth since the spree began: at 11:25 p.m. on October 14; 3:30 p.m. on October 15; 6:40 p.m. October 25; 6 a.m. on October 27; 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on October 30; and 8:30 p.m. on November 3.

Before the duo’s alleged robbery string, there had not been a robbery on that block since March 2013.

Jackson is charged with three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm, felony attempted armed robbery with a firearm, felony unlawful possession of a credit-debit card, and misdemeanor possession of a firearm with an expired ownership ID card.

Kirkman is charged with four felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm, felony attempted armed robbery with a firearm and misdemeanor solicitation of a sexual act.

State records show that Kirkman is on parole for narcotics.
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16 comments:

  1. Hey look a judge is actually doing their job for once. Surprised they didn't get an i-bond.

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  2. You would think after 3, stakeout in order. It's not rocket science.

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    1. There are NOT ENOUGH COPS to have stakeouts. It's not rocket science.

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    2. Sorry, your right all are busy at their computers putting out WARNINGS, or begging for help, my bad. That is when not being Fetal.

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  3. Those two gentlemen look like they smoke too much weed.

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  4. They should be taken to Dart's Pizza Emporium, then released, cause they was jus funnin

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    1. Dart's Pizza Emporium has take outs? LMAO!

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  5. I wonder whose photo they used to get the guys to show up. Surely not the two pics at the top of the post?

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  6. How soon will Kim Foxx’s office let these two mopes plead down to misdemeanor jaywalking?

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    1. Hmmmm, probably never since that makes 0 sense.

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    2. Hmmmmm......you sort of missed the 'jaywalking' point.

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    3. 0 sense? You must be new to Chicago.

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  7. I never seen two less attractive guy's on Grinder's than them two guy's.

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    1. You mean ever since Tunney and Cappleman took down their Grinder pics?

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  8. I never thought I'd one day say, "the good old days of AOL."

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  9. "Hi fellas were two hot males and were packing ..meet us in gangway for good times".

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