Four illegal immigrants charged with armed robbery

CHICAGO, IL – On Saturday, Chicago police took into custody four individuals hailing from Venezuela, accused of a violent robbery on a city train. The accused are Fernando Loyo-Rodriguez, 22, Wilker Gutierrez Sierra, 21, Carlos Carreno-Carreno, 20, and Yonnier Guasamucare Garcia, 18.

The incident involved the assault and robbery of a 49-year-old man aboard a Chicago Transit Authority train in the vicinity of South Kostner Avenue. The victim reportedly blacked out during the assault but has since made a recovery.

The alleged perpetrators were apprehended near S Pulaski Rd, within an hour of the reported crime. The police were able to locate and detain the suspects, charging them with robbery and aggravated battery/strangulation.

The four men, identified as immigrants from Venezuela, were set to appear for bond hearings on Monday. They were reported to be residing in a city-managed migrant shelter. Upon conviction of felony charges, three of the four could potentially face deportation, as per immigration experts.

The Chicago Police Department refrained from confirming the legal status or residential address of the suspects. Since August 2022, Chicago has welcomed around 35,000 migrants from the Southern Border, with 13,000 of them being housed in shelters, funded by taxpayers.

The city has requested an additional $250 million from the state to manage the escalating migrant crisis, having already spent nearly twice that amount.