Uptown man charged in shotgun robberies at Loyola L station
Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on October 14, 2011
An Uptown man was formally charged Friday with using a sawed-off shotgun in weekend robberies at the Loyola and Sheridan Red Line L stations, according to Fox News Chicago.
Here is the Fox News story:
An Uptown neighborhood man has been charged with using a sawed-off shotgun to rob several people early Saturday near CTA Red Line stations in the Rogers Park and Lake View neighborhoods.
Sylvester Curry, 18, of Beacon St., is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, police said. He is expected in bond court later Friday, police said.
In the first robbery at about 1:48 a.m. Saturday, the suspect was standing on the platform at the Loyola Red Line station at 1208 W. Loyola Ave. when he pulled the sawed-off shotgun out of a backpack and demanded a cell phone from a 22-year-old man, according to police.
The second attack occurred at 3:28 a.m. at 3940 N. Sheridan at the Sheridan Red Line station, where the man robbed three people — a 20-year-old man, a 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
The man got away with a total of six phones, including smartphones, police said. No one was injured and police later found the gun and backpack.
Police were able to use surveillance images to identify the suspect.