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4 men charged with Oak Lawn cellphone store robbery

Clockwise from top left: Jerry L. Jackson, Marko T. Cowens, Quovadis S. Agnew, Demetris D. Chairse. | Oak Lawn police.

Four men have been charged with robbing a cellphone store on Wednesday morning in southwest suburban Oak Lawn.

Officers responded to calls of a robbery at 10:53 a.m. at a Verizon store at 9621 S. Cicero Ave, according to Oak Lawn police.

Three men had entered the store and made off with a large quantity of cellphones, including one that they forced an employee to give up, police said. No one was hurt.

The robbers then drove off in a vehicle, which police followed to the area of 115th Street and Pulaski Road in Alsip, police said. They soon crashed and tried to run away, police said.

Three suspects were arrested nearby, and the fourth was later tracked down by Chicago Police in the 11300 block of Cicero Avenue, police said.

The four men were charged Thursday with felony counts of robbery and kidnapping. Authorities identified them as 22-year-old Quovadis S. Agnew of Chicago, 26-year-old Marko T. Cowens of Harvey, 22-year-old Demetris D. Chairse of Chicago, and 28-year-old Jerry L. Jackson of Calumet City.

In court on Friday, Cowens and Chairse were held on $250,000 bonds; and Jackson and Agnew received $100,000 bonds.