Alleged bank robber doesn't get far
07/11/2012 10:00 PM
An off-duty Chicago policeman captured a suspected bank robber at 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 9 after he allegedly robbed the Bank of America branch at 135 S. La Salle St.
Police charged Robin C. Hagan, 28, of the 8000 block of South Pulaski Road, with aggravated robbery after he allegedly entered the bank at 10:15 a.m. July 9 and handed the teller a withdrawal slip for $500,000 and then demanded $50,000.
When the teller asked if he had an account, Hagan allegedly replied “It’s a holdup you stupid bitch. Give me all your money.”
Hagan reportedly then reached under the teller window with his hands, which were covered by a black shirt. Fearing that Hagan had a concealed weapon, the teller reportedly handed him a large bundle of cash.
After he left, the woman told another teller she had been robbed and that teller told an off-duty police officer who apprehended Hagan outside the bank. Police found no weapon on Hagan, but said they did find the cash wrapped in a black shirt.
Two charged with robbery
Police arrested two people, one a 16-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl of her iPhone at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 9 on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North State Street.
Police said the 16-year-old pushed the girl from behind and grabbed her iPhone and fled southbound on State Street. Police later found the 16-year-old and Cornelius German, 18, of the 1000 block of West 51st Street, on a CTA platform and reportedly found the girl’s iPhone in German’s pocket.
Both were positively identified by the 12-year-old and were charged with strong-arm robbery.
A 34-year-old man visiting Chicago from Austin, Texas, was robbed at gunpoint at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 6 and was left under a viaduct at 50 E. 16th St.
The man left an apartment where he was staying and walked under the viaduct when two men approached him from behind, placed guns to his head and told him to get on the ground.
They then took his wallet, money and cell phone and used flexi-cuffs to tie his hands. The victim later that day caught a cab to Midway Airport and flew back to Austin.
n A 19-year-old Chicago woman told police was robbed at gunpoint at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, in front of 56 W. Cermak Road, by two people in a car.
The woman told police that the car, driven by a woman, pulled up to her. A man jumped out and said, “Yes. This is real. Don’t panic. Give me your money,” displayed a handgun and took her purse, cell phone and a white plastic bag containing snacks.
Flashers on Brown Line, in Macy’s
A 24-year-old Chicago woman experienced an unfortunate incident on the Brown Line at 10:10 p.m. on Monday July 9 when a man exposed himself to her on the train in the 100 block of West Washington Street.
The woman told police that the man tried to engage her in conversation and she was trying to ignore him when he called her and caught her attention before exposing himself. The woman told police she got up and went to another car.
When she got off then train at Belmont Avenue the man also left the train, at which point she yelled, “Stop Him! He flashed me” and the offender fled.
A 55-year-old Chicago man allegedly exposed himself to another man in the washroom at Macy’s department store at 111 N. State Street and was later apprehended by store security.
Police charged the man with public indecency after he allegedly pushed open the door to a toilet at Macy’s at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and exposed himself to a 19-year-old man from Arizona.
This summary contains information taken from the arrest records from the 1st District of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.
—Compiled by Mike Ulreich