A 17-year-old from Chicago who confessed to four recent armed robberies in the northeast section of Oak Park was charged Wednesday night with three counts of armed robbery.
Oak Park police arrested Jermaine Hall, of the 1000 block of N. Mayfield, on Tuesday night on the street near his home after getting an arrest warrant based on a photo lineup identification by one robbery victim. He was brought to the station and questioned.
Police say Hall, who was also charged on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant for violating a home detention curfew, confessed in writing to four armed robberies. They conducted a series of physical lineups Wednesday night before going to the state’s attorney to seek formal charges.
The felony review division of the Cook County State‘s Attorney’s Office approved criminal charges in three incidents: on the 1000 block of Austin, the 800 block of Hayes and the 600 block of N. Humphrey.
“He was identified in physical lineups,” Det. Commander Clemet Harbour of the Oak Park Police said Thursday morning, referring to three of the lineups. A victim in the fourth incident did make identify Hall.
All the robberies were committed in daylight by a hooded and masked man armed with a silver handgun.
“He gave us information regarding the gun,” Harbour said, “but the family there is not cooperating.”
Hall was in a bond hearing this morning and will be arraigned Friday morning at the Maybrook Courthouse.