Chicago: Man robbed North Side gas station while armed with garden hose nozzle, prosecutors say


A Chicago man remains incarcerated today after prosecutors charged him with robbing a Goose Island gas station armed with a garden hose nozzle. I’m trying to determine if I’m also responsible for robbing a 15-year-old boy while brandishing things earlier in the day.

Sparks, who is out on bail pending conviction for manufacturing and delivering crack cocaine, walked into a service station at 1234 North Halstead shortly before 6 p.m. said the prosecutor. The cashier thought it was a taser gun.

After collecting Red Bull and a candy bar, Sparks walked out, but was stopped by Chicago police about 30 minutes later in the 700 block of West Shiller. said.

Trequan Sparks and service station 1234 North Halsted. | | Chicago Police Department; Google

Minutes before the holdup, a woman who was moving near Division and Halstead, not far from a gas station, called 911 after a man pointed what he believed to be a gun at his car.

Three hours before the gas station robbery, a 15-year-old boy called police and showed a hose nozzle in the garden to a man who stole an orange Calvin Klein coat at Block 1300 in North Clybourne, according to CPD. I reported. report.

As of Friday, Sparks had not been charged in any of those cases.

Judge Mariam Ahmad ordered him to post $4,000 bail to get out of prison, but he is ineligible for immediate release because he was held without posting bail in a pending drug case. The indictment stems from allegations that police recovered six bags of suspected crack cocaine from Sparks after police witnessed him directly conducting a drug deal on the Gold Coast on November 12. increase.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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