Man charged with robbing Quartino in May
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9-Jul-18 – A 23-year-old man was charged with robbing Quartino Ristorante in River North on May 13, police said, after being arrested on Saturday for attempted robbery of a restaurant in the West Loop.

Julian Wilson entered Portillo’s at 520 West Taylor Street at about 5 a.m. on Saturday and held several employees at gunpoint. He was in the process of robbing them when he was jumped by one of the victims, who wrestled away the gun.

Julian Wilson

Two Portillo’s employees were injured by knives they used to overpower Wilson, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Police arrived at Portillo’s and arrested Wilson (left). While questioning him, detectives connected Wilson to the Quartino robbery.

Wilson is charged with three counts of attempted robbery with a firearm and one count of armed robbery with a firearm. On Sunday, Associate Judge Mary Marubio ordered him held without bail.

After closing time on May 13, at around 11:45 p.m., a gunman entered Quartino at State & Ontario Streets and found an employee who was counting money. According to police, the robber pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded the money. The employee complied, and the robber ran out of the restaurant. No one was injured in the hold-up.

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Published 9-Jul-18 4:07 PM

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