Edgeville Buzz

Recently Released Felon Arrested After Allegedly Pistol Whipping And Robbing Woman Near Andersonville

CPD Photo

A man has been arrested after he allegedly held a woman at gunpoint, robbed and pistol whipped her near Andersonville in the Bowmanville neighborhood. The quick response of a neighbor helped nab the suspect.

The incident happened in the 5200 block of N. Wolcott around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. According to prosecutors, the 30-year-old victim had just parked her car outside her home and was approached by the suspect who wore a surgical mask during the crime.

The man demanded money but when the woman told him she had no cash he forced her face-first against the outside wall of her home while holding her at gunpoint. He searched through her purse and took both a stud finder and a laser ruler.

At that moment the man told the woman to stop moving or he would shoot her. It was then that he pistol whipped the victim on the back of the head. He then walked the woman at gunpoint about 40 feet from the scene, ran to his car and drove away.

Luckily, an alert neighbor who lived next to the victim heard the crime while it was in progress. That person was able to call 911 and also gave a description of the suspect’s car and took photos of it with her cell phone.

Soon after police spotted a car that matched the description in the 4700 block of N. Paulina and saw 66-year-old Raymond Kellum get out of the vehicle with a surgical mask around his neck. Officers stopped the man and found a handgun in the snow along with a stud finder and laser ruler. The victim was able to identify both her belongings and the attacker.

Kellum was recently released from prison after being sentenced to four concurrent 30-year terms stemming from a 1988 home invasion, armed robbery, and aggravated kidnapping. He was charged with last week’s crime by Judge John Lyke with Class X felony armed robbery with a firearm and was ordered held without bail.

Hat Tip: CWBChicago.com

We invite you to comment as Edgeville Buzz's GUEST. We review all submissions before they go live on our site. We encourage civil dialogue. Posts must adhere to our comment policy and we reserve the right to delete posts/ban users for instances of inappropriate language, bullying speech, character defamation, spam, etc.