Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Cops: Robbers arrested after victims fought back on 4th of July

Louis Torres (L) and Miguel Calderon | CPD
Two men who tried to rob three people in the Irving Park neighborhood wound up being overpowered by their victims and arrested by police, according to prosecutors. Even so, a judge gave the men an "affordable bail" that required them to post only $500 to get out of jail.

Three men told police that Louis Torres and Miguel Calderon, both 18, confronted them on a sidewalk in the 3200 block of West Cullom around 1:50 a.m. on July 4th.

Calderon punched two of the victims in their faces while ordering them to empty their pockets, according to a police report. Three phones and a wallet had been handed over when the victims turned the tables by overpowering Torres and Calderon, the report said. Police arrived moments later.

Prosecutors charged Torres with three counts of robbery and three counts of attempted robbery. Calderon is charged with identical counts as well as simple battery and possession of a controlled substance.

Judge David Navarro set bail for each man at $5,000. They went free to await trial by posting a 10% deposit bond of $500.
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