Alleged robber may be charged in three thefts

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK — A preliminary court date for a man accused of robbing a fast-food restaurant was adjourned until next month, when a preliminary examination of evidence against him is expected to consider charges in three robberies.

Thomas Davis, 25, is scheduled for a Jan. 14 preliminary exam in 25th District Court on charges of armed robbery and weapons possession. Davis was also charged as a habitual offender and that he absconded from parole for a previous conviction.

Davis was taken into custody by Lincoln Park police after a Dec. 10 robbery at Taco Bell, 2306 Dix Ave., an incident similar to a Nov. 4 robbery for which Davis was arraigned.

Davis allegedly entered the store wearing a face mask and knit cap, demanded money and fired a 12-gauge shotgun round into the ceiling. Davis allegedly was given an unspecified amount of cash from the safe. A ski mask was found in a yard on nearby Mill Street, and evidence from Davis’ nearby home were secured by investigators.

Police continue to investigate the second and third robberies before next month’s preliminary exam and arraignment.

Davis remains in custody awaiting next month’s court date. No bond was offered.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)