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James Blackman (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Posing As A Cop, Robbing Victims

James Blackman, 46, has been charged with three counts of armed robbery, one count of aggravated robbery, five counts of impersonating a police officer, and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

10/09/2013

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Hammer-Wielding Robbers Shake Down Victims In Lakeview

All three robberies occurred between midnight and 3:45 a.m. In each case, between one and six people approached the victim on the sidewalk and threatened the person with a hammer and demanded property.

09/30/2013

Timothy Moore (left) and Cortez Lyons (right) were convicted of armed robbery and aggravated criminal sexual assault in the 2006 rape and robbery of three teenage girls in Maywood. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Two Men Get 120 Years For 2006 Rape, Robbery Of Teen Girls

Cortez Lyons, 25, and Timothy Moore, 26, were charged with armed robbery and aggravated criminal sexual assault for the attack on three teens in a Maywood alley in 2006.

08/08/2013

A man who was playing with four kids in Atcher Park was robbed at gunpoint on July 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Man Robbed At Gunpoint While Playing With Kids In Schaumburg

Schaumburg police were looking for three suspects, after a terrifying robbery in a park earlier this week.

08/01/2013

Trinity Green (left) and Zana Jackson (right) are accused of pepper spraying security officers at Orland Square Mall after being caught trying to shoplift from Macy's. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

2 Alleged Shoplifters Use Pepper Spray On Security Guards

Two teenage girls have been charged after they used pepper spray on security officers who tried to detain them Friday as they left the Macy’s store at Orland Square Mall without paying for merchandise, Orland Park police said.

07/31/2013

Aaron Federman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Beating Liquor Store Cashier With Hammer

A man is behind bars for allegedly bludgeoning a liquor store employee with a hammer to the head during a robbery early Monday in Jefferson Park

07/26/2013

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Pair Charged With Robbing iPhone Resellers

Two men who police say were involved in a string of armed robberies of people looking to buy used iPhones to refurbish and resell were arrested Tuesday night in an undercover operation.

07/25/2013

Josiah McCroskey (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Last Of Serial Pizzeria Robbers Sentenced

A West Aurora student who saved the life of a choking schoolmate last year will be honored in an episode of the Steve Harvey show that airs Thursday, the Aurora Beacon-News reports.

06/06/2013

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Armed Burglary Ends In High-Speed Chase, Crash

Two men being sought for an armed robbery in Hodgkins crashed their getaway car Thursday night in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.

05/26/2013

Police say Gregory Busby, 48, tried to rob three women in River North. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Cops Nab Armed Suspect Moments After Robbery Attempt

A man who tried to rob three women with a knife in the River North area Thursday night was apprehended by police who spotted him downtown soon after the crimes.

05/17/2013

Victor Wilson, 24, Deandre Davenport, 20, Carlisle Lopez, 17, and Ashauntiara Cody, 21 (clockwise from top left), are accused of robbing and killing Marquis Anderson, 22, of Calumet City, in the Austin neighborhood on Feb. 11, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Four Charged With Robbing, Killing Man In Austin

An Austin woman allegedly used money she stole from the man she helped kill to get her nails done and purchase “new hair” to replace the strands she lost during the deadly struggle.

04/25/2013

This surveillance video still shows a Logan Square shop owner fighting back against a gunman. (video provided)

Second Suspect Charged In Store Robbery; Owner Fought Off Gunman With Bat

A second suspect has been charged in an armed robbery and shooting at a Logan Square store, where the owner and brother-in-law fought off the robbers with a baseball bat, a stool and a fire extinguisher.

04/17/2013

Michael Highsmith (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

$1M Bond For Man Charged With Brutal Attack On Friend

Michael Highsmith told detectives that he had been friends with the victim for more than four years, and that he attacked him to steal his jewelry, Balmes said.

04/08/2013

Deontae Latham (Credit: Chicago Police)

Rockford Man Charged With South Loop Rape, Robbery

A Rockford man has been charged with brutally attacking and sexually assaulting a woman in the South Loop in January, before breaking into her home and robbing her husband.

03/26/2013

Eric Taylor (Credit: Chicago Police)

Alleged Killer’s Mom: ‘I Didn’t Raise Him Like That’

When Patricia Howard realized she was standing next to the cousin of the taxi driver her son is accused of fatally shooting, she looked him in the eye and repeatedly told him she was sorry.

03/25/2013

Eric Taylor (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing, Robbing Cabbie On South Side

A 28-year-old man has been charged with killing and robbing a cab driver in the Princeton Park neighborhood last week.

03/22/2013

Jason Logsdon is charged with robbing several hair salons in Chicago and the suburbs in early 2013. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Hair Salon Robberies

Jason Logsdon, who took on the media-created “Bad Hair Bandit” moniker after allegedly robbing several salons throughout the Chicago area, pled not guilty Friday to five counts of armed robbery, Pioneer Press is reporting.

03/08/2013

Montez Fulwiley (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Robbing Woman In Ford Heights

Just as a 23-year-old woman was about the close her car door, 21-year-old Montez Fulwiley allegedly pointed a handgun at her, then jammed it into her ribcage and demanded her phone.

02/28/2013

A bandit wearing a Spiderman mask robs a Harlem Avenue store this week. (Chicago Police)

‘Spiderman Bandit’ The Latest Serial Robber To Hit Chicago Businesses

Spiderman is a hero in the movies, but he’s turning out to be a bad guy in Chicago.

02/21/2013

Jesus Rosas (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Alleged Serial Robber Wanted Cops To Kill Him

A man charged in connection with 16 armed robberies since last month allegedly was trying to get himself killed by police, because he was distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

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