Waukegan Police Make Arrests in Bakery Holdup

Chrishon Wright, left, and Lavon Davis were arrested in connection with a bakery robbery in Waukegan. – WPD

by Tina Johansson

Three men were arrested by Waukegan Police Wednesday, Feb. 15, in what police described as a “get-away vehicle” following a robbery at the La Zapopan Bakery in the 2000 block of Washington Street.

They were identified as Tyree Gulley, 18, last known address on Joanna Avenue in Zion; Chrishon Wright, 18, last known address on North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake; and Lavon Davis, 31,  of Chicago.

After the robbery at the bakery at about 4 p.m., the store clerk called 911 and gave police a description of the get-away vehicle. Waukegan Police quickly broadcast the information to all its units. Officers in the area of Lewis Avenue and Dugdale Avenue spotted the fleeing vehicle and chased it to Lewis Avenue at 10th Street.

The three suspects were taken into custody without incident, police said. A handgun was found in the vehicle.

I am extremely proud of the result of this case, from the witnesses who phoned in the most accurate information, to the dispatchers who relayed this to the responding officers, to the detectives who spoke to the suspects.” – Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles

At the robbery at the bakery, the clerk told police a man entered the store with a silver handgun and took an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then fired the gun into the ceiling before fleeing. No one was hurt in the incident. The clerk, however, was able to obtain a description of the get-away vehicle.

According to police, a similar incident took place three days before on Sunday when a man robbed at the Citigo gas station in the 1000 block of Golf Road at gunpoint with a silver handgun. The suspect who took an undisclosed amount of money also fired his gun, though not specifically aimed at anyone. No one was injured.

Gulley was not charged with armed robberies, police said. He, however, has an outstanding warrant for probation violation in Minnesota. He is being held in Lake County Jail with no bond and charged with being a fugitive from justice. He is awaiting extradition with his next court hearing set for March 21.

Tyree Gulley

Wright was charged with armed robbery and reckless discharge of a firearm for the Feb. 15 incident. He is being held in Lake County Jail on a $200,000 bond with his court hearing set for March 13. Police said he was waiting in the get-away vehicle when the robbery occurred.

Davis was charged with armed robbery for both incidents and also unlawful possession of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm. He is in County Jail on a $500,000 bond with his next court hearing on March 13.

“I am extremely proud of the result of this case, from the witnesses who phoned in the most accurate information, to the dispatchers who relayed this to the responding officers, to the detectives who spoke to the suspects,” said Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles.

“All parts of the team collaborated to a successful conclusion,” he added.

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