Thursday, December 13, 2018

Robbery victim beaten, kicked, tazed by 4 men in Loop parking garage, police say

(L to R): Clarion Edwards, Corey Edwards, and Sterling Bryant. Mugshot of RD Peaches was not available. | CPD
A 43-year-old man was tased, kicked, battered, and robbed by four men as he tried to get into his car in a Loop parking garage Tuesday evening. Police said all four offenders are in custody.

Around 9:10 p.m., the man was entering his car in the garage at 801 South Financial Place when the group pushed him to the ground and began kicking him. The robbers then tased the victim on his lower back and demanded his property, police said.

Responding officers recognized the robbery offenders’ descriptions from an earlier call about a group of men wiggling doorknobs in a nearby apartment building. Armed with the descriptions, police located the robbery suspects near the Walgreens at 501 West Roosevelt Road. A Taser was recovered during the arrests.

Charged with one count of felony armed robbery with a dangerous weapon are  21-year-old Clarion Edwards; 18-year-old Sterling Bryant; and 20-year-old Corey Edwards, all residents of Englewood, and RD Peaches of the Austin neighborhood. Police did not have Peaches’ age or mugshot available on Thursday evening. The four men were ordered held without bail.

The robbery victim was treated by EMS.
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