Cook County man sentenced to 34 years for robbing gas station at gunpoint, carjacking man in Addison


A Cook County The man was sentenced to 34 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for robbing a gas station at gunpoint and stealing a car from a man at gunpoint in 2020.

James T. Kimbrough, age 25, of Doltonhe blindly entered a guilty plea to one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking and one count of armed robbery in August.

At approximately 11:50 pm on May 11, 2020, Addison Police officers responded to an aggravated vehicular hijacking.

Following an investigation, Addison Police determined that the victim was sitting in her car outside her residence talking on the phone when she observed a white sedan drive slowly by.


Shortly thereafter, Kimbrough walked over to the driver’s window and asked if he could borrow the victim’s cell phone.

The victim initially refused, but then changed her mind and told Kimbrough she could talk using the Bluetooth system in her car, prosecutors said.

After attempting to make three phone calls, Kimbrough pulled a gun on the victim and ordered him out of the car.

The victim complied, and Kimbrough got into his car and drove off at high speed.

Later that night, Darien Police and Illinois State Police made a criminal stop on the vehicle at a gas station in Summit as Kimbrough entered the vehicle.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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