2 held in July 4th Near North robberies
Two men are accused of robbing people of iPhones during separate incidents on the Near North Side during the night of the July 4th fireworks, police said.
Quejuan Henley, 18, and Harold William Cherry, 25, were both charged with felony robbery, police said.
Henley is accused of grabbing an iPhone from a 41-year-old woman walking with her son about 9:40 p.m. Thursday at Division Street and Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast neighborhood while Cherry, who was armed with a knife, allegedly snatched a cell phone from a 51-year-old man sitting in his car about 11 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue in the Near North neighborhood
Henley is accused of forcefully pulling the phone from the woman, causing her to spin around and lose her grip of the phone. She began chasing him briefly, yelling "Give me my phone," before an unknown accomplice tripped her, causing her to fall to the ground and scrape her right knee and left wrist, the report said.
In a separate incident about an hour later in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue, Cherry allegedly "pounded on" the car window of a 51-year-old Northwest Side man before "snatching open" the door of his 2011 Honda Civic and, with a clenched fist, demanding that the motorist give him his cell phone, police said
Read full story here- CHICAGO TRIBUNE
And this excerpt from the Second City Cop Blog on the mayhem-
Not only were the groups throwing explosives at people, but it wouldn't be a weekend in downtown Chicago unless they conveniently renowned iphone and handbags from their owners.
Read more on the mayhem from a Police Officers perspective here- Second City Cop