CHICAGO (CBS) — A Brighton Park man has been charged with trying to rob an off-duty Chicago police officer in a parking garage in the South Loop.
Police said the officer was about to get into his car in a parking garage near Balbo Drive and Wabash Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday.READ MORE: Chicago’s Speed Cameras Churn Out Hundreds Of Thousands Of Tickets After Rule Change
A man tapped the officer on the shoulder and, with his hand in his sweater, demanded the officer’s keys, claiming he had a gun, and threatening to shoot him, police said.READ MORE: Weekend Guests At Six Flags Great America Say Crowds, Closed Rides, Huge Fight Involving 20 People Ruined Their Experience
The officer was able to overpower the robber and detain him until other officers arrived.MORE NEWS: Whitney Young Senior, Whose Parents Came To U.S. From Vietnam, Accepted To Naval And Air Force Academies
Isaias Saucedo-Ugalde, 21, was arrested and charged with one count of attempted aggravated robbery. He was due to appear in bond court Friday afternoon.