Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Lakeview woman attacked by alleged 3x robber who was free on "affordable bail," police say

Dujuan Oliver | CPD
A man who posted an “affordable bail” bond of $3,000 to go free after he was charged with robbing three women in under 30 minutes on a Sunday morning last September is now charged with aggravated battery for allegedly grabbing a Lakeview woman on the street late last Thursday.

Edgewater resident Dujuan Oliver allegedly robbed three women in three separate muggings around Lincoln Park and nearby Lakeview between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. last Sept. 2nd.

Judge Michael Clancy set bail for Oliver at $50,000. Four days later, now-retired Judge Marvin Luckman reduced his bail to $30,000. Oliver’s father put down a 10% deposit of $3,000 to set his son free the next day.

Just before midnight last Thursday, Oliver approached a 32-year-old Lakeview woman from behind in the 2900 block of North Mildred and grabbed her buttocks, police said. When the woman jumped away, Oliver “began approaching [her] in an aggressive manner until [she] screamed,” officers said in a report, “at which time he fled southbound on Mildred.”

Patrol officers detained Oliver in the 800 block of West Halsted a few minutes later. The victim and a 38-year-old man who saw the incident identified him as the offender, according to police.

Prosecutors charged Oliver with felony aggravated battery in a public place and Judge Sandra Ortiz ordered him held without bail. His bail in the three robbery cases has been revoked.

Robbery Spree

Oliver, 28, was charged last year with two felony counts of aggravated robbery-indicating the presence of a firearm and felony attempted robbery after three women in their 20’s were mugged in a quick series of hold-ups last Sept. 2nd. All three cases are still working their way through the courts:
• 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.
Oliver was arrested later that morning when police pulled him over for a traffic violation in Uptown and then found property belonging to the robbery victims in his car, according to prosecutors. The three victims subsequently identified Oliver as the person who robbed them, police said.