COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Prosecutors said that at least two men went on a "crime spree" when they stole cellphones from several victims and entered a woman's home at gunpoint in the span of about 45 minutes in Humboldt Park Saturday.
Robert E. Perdue and Terrell D. Wilkerson, each 21 years old and of the Far South Side, appeared in court Sunday.
Perdue faces three counts of armed robbery, as well as one count of robbery and one count of armed home invasion. Wilkerson was charged with armed home invasion and one count of armed robbery.
There are other accomplices involved who have not been formally charged, prosecutors said, and police said the investigation is ongoing.
Assistant State's Attorney Anastasia Harper said Perdue and Wilkerson went to a woman's home in the 900 block of North Lawndale Avenue about 5:55 p.m. Saturday.
The 27-year-old woman was sitting on her porch when she saw them drive up in a gray Pontiac Grand Prix, Harper said. Perdue approached the victim and said, "Bitch, give me everything," according to Harper.
The victim told the men that her mother and children were inside the apartment, and the robbers threatened to kill her if she was lying, Harper said.
According to court documents, the men stole a cellphone, keys and $20 from the woman at gunpoint. Harper said the men fled the home when they heard a door opening.
About 20 minutes after the home invasion, a 17-year-old boy walking in the 600 block of North Spaulding saw the same Pontiac drive up, according to Harper and court documents.
He was struck in the head and then punched by several attackers, according to Harper. Perdue took the victim's jacket and threw it in the snow, Harper said. The attackers then took off from the scene.
About 6:30 p.m., Perdue and two uncharged accomplices also pilfered cellphones from two male victims who were walking down the street on the West Side, according to Harper and arrest reports.
According to arrest reports, the robbers targeted several teen boys for the crimes.
Police found the car parked in the 3200 block of West Chicago Avenue and detained Perdue, Wilkerson along with another man, according to arrest reports.
Four victims and a witness were taken to the scene, where they identified the suspects, according to the reports.
During Sunday bond court, Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil denied bail for Perdue, of the 11100 block of South Perry Avenue. She set bail at $500,000 for Wilkerson, of the 11800 block of South Indiana Avenue.