CPD Investigation leads to Apprehension of Armed Robbery Offender
Area Central Detectives and 8th District Officers Nab Garfield Ridge Man in the Act
CHICAGO – Chicago Police arrested a Garfield Ridge man as he attempted to commit an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in the Clearing neighborhood on Friday night.
Area Central detectives and Chicago Lawn (8th) District officers, working in concert, were conducting an
investigation into ongoing robbery patterns in the 8th District. During the course of their investigation, they employed various investigative methods, including the creation of CPDBusiness Alerts P14-1-247BA and P15-1-005BA, both of which were disseminated to the media and surrounding communities, all in an effort to identify and apprehend the armed offender.
On February 6th, 2015 at approximately 11:35 pm, officers and detectives were conducting covert surveillance on a fast food restaurant located on the 6400 block of West 63rd Street, in an area where the offender had committed previous crimes, when they observed an armed male offender enter the restaurant and announce a robbery. The officers and detectives immediately broke surveillance, entered the restaurant, and placed the offender, who was armed with a knife and .40 caliber semi-automatic hand gun, into custody.
After further investigation revealed that he was also responsible for several other robberies committed in the area, Samuel Ferrara, 23, of the 6600 block of West 59th Street, was charged with seven felony counts of Robbery – Armed with a Firearm, six felony counts of Robbery –Armed with Other Dangerous Weapon, one felony count of Attempt Robbery – Armed with a Firearm, two felony counts of Theft, two felony counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon, and one misdemeanor count of Failure to Register a Firearm.
Ferrara is expected to appear in Central Bond Court on February 9th, 2015.