COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A parolee with a long rap sheet stuck up a man as he was pumping gas at a River North station Saturday afternoon before taking his car and threatening to kill him if he called police, prosecutors said.
The Austin man then allegedly tried to rob another victim in the Loop before he was foiled by police with help from a witness later that day.
Anthony E. Haynes, 43, of the 100 block of North Leclaire Avenue, was charged with vehicular hijacking, aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated robbery and resisting police. He also was wanted for violating his parole, according to arrest documents.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bail for Haynes at $300,000 on Sunday.
On Saturday about 1:20 p.m., Haynes approached a 26-year-old man as he was pumping gas at the BP station, 631 N. LaSalle St., and lifted his shirt to reveal a black handgun, Assistant State's Attorney Heather Kent said.
Haynes demanded money, and the victim handed over all the cash he had on him, between $50 and $75, Kent said.
Haynes took the victim's wallet, pulled out his ID and began repeating the victim's name and address before threatening to kill him if he called police, Kent said.
Haynes then took the victim's car, but he said he planned to park it at Clark and Division streets, and told the victim he could pick it up sometime later, according to Kent. He apparently didn't keep his word, as cops later found the car at Belmont Avenue and Broadway, Kent said.
Later Saturday, Haynes went on to his next victim, a 29-year-old man, and pulled a gun on him in the 200 block of North Clark Street in the Loop, Kent said.
A witness saw what was happening and began following Haynes before alerting police, Kent said.
Haynes ran from police before being taken into custody and resisted efforts to put him in handcuffs, according to court documents. He was detained by about 5:10 p.m. in the first block of East Kinzie Street, according to an arrest report.
Police recovered a BB gun from Haynes' waistband, according to the report.
Haynes was identified on the scene by the victim of the attempted robbery, according to the report. Haynes also admitted to police that he tried to rob the man but didn't get anything, according to the report.
Police found that Haynes matched the description of the man wanted for the earlier carjacking, and Haynes admitted he was the one who took the victim's Honda CRV, cash and cellphone, according to the report.
Haynes is a self-admitted Gangster Disciple, according to the arrest report. He was most recently admitted into the Illinois Department of Corrections in January 2012 and sentenced to two years for disorderly conduct, according to state records.
He was paroled in July, according to the records.
Before that, Haynes was convicted of attempted aggravated robbery in 2007 and was sentenced to seven years and six months, records show. He also been convicted of six counts of aggravated robbery, the most recent of which was in 2003, according to the records.