Three men were indicted in U.S. District Court for a 10-month-long crime spree where they targeted 12 businesses on the Northwest Side and made off with thousands of dollars at gunpoint.
Robert L. Berrios, 45, Julion Rodriguez, 31, and David Revis, 32, all of Chicago, were charged in a 19-count indictment returned Tuesday by a federal grand jury.
The men were charged with conspiracy to commit interstate robbery.
In addition, Berrios was charged with 12 counts, Rodriguez with four counts, and Revis with two counts of interstate robbery, each alleging specific robberies that they participated in. All three also were charged with using a gun during a robbery. The men, who are convicted felons, were also charged with possessing a gun.
Berrios, also known as “Chazzo,” and Revis, also known as “Red,” were arrested together on Nov. 6, 2012, as they were about to rob a currency exchange. Rodriguez, who is also known as “Jelly,” was arrested on Dec. 17, 2012.
Officials allege that the men conspired to target businesses before they went in and brandished firearms during the robberies. In some cases they restrained some employees of the victim businesses with zip ties and concealed their identity by wearing masks and gloves.
They used a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun and police found 94 rounds of .22 caliber long rifle ammunition.
The men targeted Walgreen stores, currency exchanges and cellular telephone stores