Parolee back in prison after caught selling liquor in River North
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22-May-18 – A twice-convicted robber is back in prison, picked up on a parole violation warrant in River North after police realized he was selling individual servings of liquor on the street, according to court records.

Robin Linzy Robin Linzy (left), age 24, was arrested near East Chicago Avenue & North Rush Street after police monitoring a local pod camera reportedly saw him dishing out single-servings of alcohol from a bottle in his backpack. A search of Linzy turned up cocaine, marijuana, and a fake handgun, police say.

But the big reveal came when they ran Linzy’s name in a criminal database. It turns out he was wanted by Illinois Department of Corrections for a parole violation. Linzy this week returned to Stateville where he will serve out the balance of a six-year sentence he received for a 2014 robbery on the Near North Side.

Police said in their arrest report that Linzy is an admitted Black Disciples street gang member.

He is also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor obstruction of identification, discharging a toy firearm, soliciting unlawful business, and possession of cannabis.

By CWB Chicago | Loop North News | contactingcwb@gmail.com

Published 22-May-18 3:35 AM

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