Monday, September 03, 2018

Charges filed in Sunday morning robbery spree

An Edgewater man has been charged in connection with a series of robberies in Lakeview and Lincoln Park on Sunday morning, police said. Detectives continue to investigate his possible connection to at least two other robberies, according to a source.

Dujuan Oliver | Chicago Police Dept
Late Sunday morning, a patrol officer pulled a car over in the 4500 block of North Broadway after the driver executed an illegal U-Turn. During the traffic stop, the officer learned that the driver, Dujuan Oliver, was also driving on a suspended license, according to police

Oliver, 27, was placed into custody. The officer realized that Oliver matched the description of an offender in the earlier robbery spree and further investigation revealed property belonging to the robbery victims in Oliver’s car, police said.

According to authorities, three victims subsequently identified Oliver as the person who robbed them.

Oliver is charged with two felony counts of aggravated robbery—indicating the presence of a firearm and one count of felony attempted robbery. He is due in bond court on Monday afternoon.

Three women were robbed within 30 minutes Sunday morning in Lincoln Park and nearby Lakeview. All of the victims are in their 20's, police said.

• A woman was walking her dog in the 2600 block of North Orchard around 6:30 a.m. when a man approached her and threatened to punch her in the face if she did not hand over her valuables. After getting the victim’s wallet, phone, jacket, and keys, the man ran to a nearby parked car and drove toward Clark Street, according to the victim.

• Fifteen minutes later, a woman was in the 600 block of West Arlington place when a man approached her and announced a robbery while reaching into his waistband, implying he had a gun. He fled with the victim’s passport and about $200 cash, police said.

• Finally, at 6:55 a.m., a woman was robbed of her phone by a man who implied that he had a gun as she walked in the 900 block of West George Street. The woman threw her phone and ran from the area, police said.

In addition to those robberies, a woman reported that she was targeted in an attempted robbery in the 4000 block of North Kenmore less than an hour before Oliver was arrested. A police source said that Oliver is suspected in that robbery attempt as well as one in the 20th (Lincoln) Police District.

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