By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas
3:12 PM CST, January 3, 2014
Two Chicago men were arrested Thursday morning in Chicago Lawn and accused of robbing a Sprint cell phone store at gunpoint.
Omar Anderson, 20, and Victor Mayberry, 18, entered the cell phone outlet, 7920 S. Western Ave., in the morning armed with a gun, according to court records. The men then told two store employees to stuff cash from the register and as many cell phones, particularly iPhones, as they could into bags, county prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said one employee pushed the store's emergency alarm while another brought one of the men into the back of the store to collect more cell phones, and the two men then fled the store. Anderson escaped in a car, prosecutors said, but one employee gave chase in his car until an accident stopped him; police later caught up with Anderson in the 7700 block of South Western Avenue, where he was arrested.
Mayberry, who was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, theft, and an aggravated unlawful weapons offense, was arrested in the 7500 block of South Western Avenue after he punched his arresting officer in the face and chest, authorities said.
Mayberry, of the 6700 block of South Oakley Avenue, and Anderson, of the 2300 block of West Marquette Road, were brought to the Cook County Leighton Criminal Courthouse Friday afternoon. Mayberry was ordered held on $125,000 bond, and Anderson, who was arrested while on electronic home monitoring for an unrelated offense, was ordered held on $350,000 bond.
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