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Suburban Man Charged With Robbing Friends Inside Car

Victor Holmes, charged with robbing his friends inside car. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Victor Holmes, charged with robbing his friends inside car. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — It was a robbery plot certain to fail.

A Park Forest man got into a car with two friends on Saturday night, and then held them up at gunpoint, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said Monday.

The suspect was quickly arrested after his friends were able to give police a detailed description.

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Victor Holmes, 22, is now charged with two counts of armed robbery. He appeared in Markham bond court on Sunday and remains in the Cook County Jail. Bond was set at $500,000.

Two longtime friends of Holmes’ said they were talking in a parked car at 11th Street and Seeley Avenue in Ford Heights, when Holmes arrived and got in the back seat. As they talked, Holmes suddenly produced a handgun and demanded cash from both.

The victims turned over a total of $60 and a cell phone before Holmes fled.

The victims told investigators they’ve known Holmes their entire adult lives and saw him enter the vehicle, so they were able to provide a detailed description of his appearance.

They also said they are unsure why he robbed them.

Sheriff’s patrol officers quickly found Holmes just a couple blocks away, where he was arrested.