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Chicago man on probation for first time with gun charged with robbery

A Chicago man on probation for the first time with a gun allegedly robs a pizza delivery driver with a gun.

Lorenzo Clark was previously charged with a felony for allegedly having a gun in a car in the city and was later granted probation, CWB Chicago reported Wednesday.

“If he did well, the charge against him would be dismissed,” the outlet said, noting that the man has no additional criminal history and runs a fast food restaurant.

The article detailed the events that transpired on Sunday when Clark allegedly targeted the pizza delivery driver:

A little after 11 p.m., a cyclist had his phone and a white Mongoose bicycle with distinctive accessories stolen at Chicago Lawn. Minutes later, someone riding a similar bike approached a pizza delivery driver who had just returned to his car after dropping off an order in the 7100 block of South Washtenaw.

The cyclist, who was wearing a ski mask and goggles, repeatedly tried to sell the driver’s pot, according to prosecutor Rhianna Biernat.

However, the driver said no and put the vehicle in motion, but the suspect then pointed a gun at him and demanded that he hand over his belongings. When the driver stepped on the accelerator, the suspect allegedly fired twice and one bullet hit the dashboard while another missed the driver.

Authorities traced the cyclist’s stolen phone to a nearby residence and a white Mongoose bike was reportedly spotted inside.

A man at the scene was identified as Clark, who was wearing a white hoodie and jeans, an outfit apparently similar to the suspect’s.

Officials brought the delivery man to the scene and he identified Clark as the suspect involved. Now the results of a gunshot residue test taken from the suspect’s hands are outstanding.

“Prosecutors have charged Clark with attempted first degree murder, but not with attempting to rob the pizza driver. No one has been charged with robbing the cyclist,” the article said.

A judge ultimately granted the state’s no-lease request in the case.

Meanwhile, 35 people were shot and five died over the weekend in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D), Breitbart News reported Monday.

Additionally, fourteen people were shot during a Halloween night vigil in Chicago, and among the victims were three children.

A mid-year survey found violent crime in cities across President Joe Biden’s America (D) rose more than 4% in the first six months of this year, Breitbart News reported in September .


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