CHICAGO (STMW) — Bond has been at $750,000 for a man who allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at security personnel detaining him for shoplifting at the Logan Square Target store last month.
Rikki Rodriguez, 26, of the 1800 block of North Humboldt Boulevard, was charged Tuesday with attempted armed robbery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, five counts of aggravated assault to a security officer and possession of ammunition without a valid FOID card, police said. He was also wanted on a parole violation warrant.
In bond court Tuesday, Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered him held on $750,000 and set a preliminary hearing for March 8, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.
Rodriguez was arrested at his home Sunday night after being identified in a photo array as the person who was detained on Feb. 21 at the Target at 2656 N. Elston Ave., police said.
He allegedly pulled a loaded .22 caliber handgun from his waistband and pointed it at five store security staffers who were holding him for taking a pair of headphones and a watch, the report said.
Rodriguez fled the store, allegedly pointing the gun in the face of a staffer who tried to hold a door closed, the report said. But he dropped a clip for the weapon while leaving, the report said.
Rodriguez, who has a tattoo of a star on his face and was possibly with a second person, got into a small gold sedan driven by another person.
A .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun and 15 live rounds were recovered from a dresser in his studio apartment, the report said.
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