Sex Hookup a Setup; Bolingbrook Man Robbed at Gunpoint: Police Report
Two taken into custody following Sunday night incident on Parkside Drive in Bolingbrook.
And two others were taken into custody after fabricating a story of domestic battery in an attempt to cover their own tracks, Rompa said.
Jesus M. Simms, 21, of 1317 Parkside Drive, Bolingbrook, was booked on charges of armed robbery—a felony—aggravated assault and filing a false police report. Chelsea S. Dean, 18, of 307 Stryker Ave., Joliet, also was booked on charges of armed robbery and filing a false police report.
Rompa said officers responded to a call for help in reference to a man with a gun in the 1300 block of Parkside Drive at 10:43 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, he said officers were informed that Dean's ex-boyfriend entered the house, choked her and threatened her life, implying he had a gun.
The ex-boyfriend—and original alleged offender—left the residence, but police were given his name and were able to track the 25-year-old Bolingbrook man down, Rompa said.
"It was determined the subject arranged to meet with Dean through an advertisement," Rompa said. "She guided him to the Parkside address via phone contact."
And that's when the arranged sex hookup turned into a robbery setup, Rompa said, Simms assaulting and pointing a gun at the 25-year-old male subject in a dramatic turn of events.
"Once inside, Simms put a gun to his head, made him lay down, went through his pockets and removed the $85 they had agreed on for the encounter," Rompa said. "They then made him leave the residence. Simms and Dean called police and related a fictitious domestic battery incident."
Rompa said officers returned to the residence in the 1300 block of Parkside Drive to make contact with Dean and Simms and the two agreed to be interviewed at the Bolingbrook Police Department.
"Officers interviewed all of the individuals involved and evidence was located, which corroborated the victim's version of the incident," Rompa said.
He said Simms and Dean were arrested and transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. The 25-year-old Bolingbrook man was released without charges at the time of the report, Rompa said.