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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Federal Jury Convicts Chicago Man of Robbing ATM Technician at Gunpoint

CHICAGO — A federal jury has convicted a Chicago man of robbing an ATM technician at gunpoint in the city’s Little Village neighborhood.

On July 27, 2018, IVAN PARKER pointed a handgun to the technician’s head in the vestibule of a Chase Bank branch in the 3800 block of West 26th Street.  The robbery occurred shortly before 7:00 a.m. as the technician was loading an ATM with cash.  The technician tried to push away the gun and a struggle ensued.  Parker used pepper spray on the technician before grabbing a bag containing $106,335 in cash and running from the scene.  Parker was arrested the following month and has remained in custody since then.

Evidence at trial revealed that proceeds from the robbery were used to purchase a Buick sedan, jewelry, furniture, a television, and a PlayStation console.

The jury in federal court in Chicago on Wednesday convicted Parker of the single robbery count against him.  The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.  U.S. District Judge Sara L. Ellis set sentencing for May 27, 2020.

The conviction was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the FBI.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tobara S. Richardson and Christine M. O’Neill.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Updated November 7, 2019