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The reported robbery occurred around 8:18 p.m. on Feb. 22 outside the Gulf station located at 8458 S. Cicero Ave.
According to Division Chief Mike Dudlo of the Burbank Police Department, the 21-year-old victim was approached by a man eventually identified as Gerald Powell, 24, of Chicago near the entrance door to the gas station. Powell demanded everything from the victim’s pockets and then “began to strike the victim repeatedly about his face,” Dudlo said in an email.
The victim told police the assailant removed about $1300 — belonging to his employer — from his pocket before he fled in a white Lexus occupied by two other men.
No weapons were used in the alleged robbery. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Dudlo.
After Burbank police sent out a description of the vehicle over the radio, the Lexus was spotted in the 8300 block of Hamlin Ave and stopped by Chicago Police. The alleged stolen funds were recovered from the vehicle and the three occupants were transported to the Burbank police station for questioning.
“Based on video obtained from the scene and evidence collected by officers, the Assistant State’s Attorney’s office was contacted. The ASA subsequently approved one felony count of Robbery for Powell,” Dudlo said.
During the investigation, police identified one of the other men as Craig Redmond, 28, of Chicago. Officers determined there was an active arrest warrant for Redmond from Arkansas for a parole violation. Redmond was also charged with obstructing identification.
The third occupant of the vehicle was not charged with any crimes and released.
Powell and Redmond were transported to the Leighton Criminal Court Building for a bond hearing on Saturday. Bond information for Powell is unknown. Redmond is being held without bond pending his next court hearing.