The duo, Stephen Jackson of Evanston and Trenell Kirkman, are black males aged 25 and 28, respectively. The races and ages of their gay marks are unknown but were likely more varied.
Two men used the gay hook-up app Grindr to lure at least nine victims into armed robbery ambushes in Rogers Park since October 14, according to police and city sources. Police on Friday set up a sting operation that has led to the arrests and charging of the suspects.
25-year-old Stephen Jackson of Evanston and 28-year-old Trenell Kirkman of Blue Island were charged with a series of crimes and ordered held without bail Saturday afternoon.
Jackson and Kirkman used the app to arrange meet-ups and draw men into a gangway in the 7600 block of North Bosworth where each victim was held at gunpoint and robbed, police said.
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