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Published on February 23, 2024
Chicago Man Charged with Four Counts of Armed Robbery in Winter Crime SpreeSource: Chicago Police Department

A Chicago man was slapped with four felony counts of armed robbery on Thursday, police said. Anthony Wilson, 23, allegedly brandished a firearm during a spree of robberies late last year, according to the Chicago Police Department.

In a chilling December 30 crime wave, Wilson is accused of forcibly taking cash from two women on W. Lawrence and hitting another pair of victims on N. Ridge within hours, authorities charged. At the time of the incidents, the first pair of victims, a 23-year-old woman, and a 48-year-old woman were targeted in the 3200 block of W. Lawrence. The second robbery involved a 21-year-old female and a 43-year-old male in the 5600 block of N. Ridge, according to the Chicago Police Department.

The suspect was nabbed on February 22, 2024, following an investigation that led police to the 3100 block of W. Flournoy where Wilson was placed under arrest. He is now facing multiple charges, each carrying a significant weight of armed violence against the persons who crossed his path on that winter evening.

Wilson, who resides on the 3500 block of W. North Ave., is expected to make his first court appearance for a detention hearing today. The hearing is set at the courthouse at 2600 S. California Ave, where the state will begin to make its case against the alleged armed robber. No additional details regarding the case have been released at this time, neither the circumstances leading to the arrest nor the recovery of any stolen goods or firearms have been detailed, by authorities.