Three suspects in armed robbery case held on bond

By Dave Gong

Three Chicago men accused of committing armed robbery appeared in court Wednesday morning for a bond hearing.

Jontiez Brooks, 18, Tory Hill, 21, and Pierre Black, 20, were charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery, robbery and gambling. Brooks is also charged with possession of a firearm without a firearm ownership identification (FOID) card.

Circuit Judge Robbin Stuckert set bond at $150,000 for Hill, $200,000 for Brooks, and $150,000 for Black. Ten percent of the bond is required for each defendant to be released from jail.

According to a press release from the DeKalb Police Department, the robbery occurred at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday.

The release stated the victim was at an apartment at 430 Russell Rd. playing dice with several people. The victim was followed out of the apartment and robbed at gunpoint. Officers located one of the individuals suspected in the robbery outside of the apartment building, and the other two individuals were found inside the apartment. Officers also located a handgun inside the apartment, the release stated.

The DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s office was unable to confirm the defendants’ next court date.