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Gunman charged with three robberies in Cicero

CICERO – A man charged with the armed robbery of a Cicero restaurant Aug. 16 also confessed to the armed robbery of the Steak 'n Egger Restaurant on Aug. 8 and Aug. 12, police said.

Comillus L. Acker, 21, of 50 N. Waller Ave., Chicago, was charged with armed robbery in all three cases.

Just before midnight Aug. 16, police said Acker walked into Captain B's Shrimp House, 5641 W. Roosevelt Road, pulled out a gun and demanded money. He then fled on foot east toward Chicago with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Unbeknownst to Acker, he was followed by a witness to he robbery, who led police to an area near Central Avenue in the Columbus Park neighborhood of Chicago where he was apprehended.

A pellet gun was recovered at the time of Acker's capture.

Police said Acker was wearing some of the same distinctive clothing that the suspect in the Steak & Egger robberies wore. Police said he also matched the description of the suspect in both of those armed robberies.

Police said Acker gave a full confession to all three of the robberies and was charged in all three cases.

Prior cases solved

Police had been searching for a man they believed robbed the same Steak 'n Egger restaurant twice within a week.

According to police, Acker entered the Steak ‘n Egger Restaurant, 5601 W. Roosevelt Road, at 2:52 a.m. Aug. 12 and displayed a gun while demanding cash from the register.

A man videotaped as the suspect in the Aug. 8 robbery of the restaurant matched the description of the suspect in the Aug. 12 robbery.

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