UNDERCOVER STING RESULTS
IN ROBBERY TEAM BUST
Thursday, March 14, 2013
— The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Vice Unit was conducting an undercover human trafficking investigation Tuesday evening when they were able to bust a robbery team in progress.
Responding to a Backpage.com advertisement for a female escort, an undercover officer in the Cook County Sheriff’s Vice Unit set up a meeting at the Red Roof Inn at 2450 E. 173rd Street in Lansing. Upon entering the hotel room, he encountered two males dressed as women. The two men attempted to rob the officer and as he announced his office, they locked the doors and physically attacked him. Despite breaking his hand and having cuts and bruising to his body, the officer was able to apprehend both suspects and the rest of the Vice Unit was able to enter through a window to assist.
Dominique Wilson, 26, of the 6900 block of South Cornell Avenue in Chicago, and Devaul Killingsworth, 21, of the 1300 block of West 76th Street in Chicago, were both charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, robbery, unlawful restraint and resisting arrest. Wilson was issued a $300,000 bond and Killingsworth was issued a $275,000 bond.
Anyone who may have additional information or been a victim of this team is urged to call the Sheriff’s Police Investigations Unit at 708-865-4896.