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$500,000 bond for Skokie man charged in Edgewater carjacking

Broderick Epps  |  Chicago Police photo

Broderick Epps | Chicago Police photo

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A Skokie man was ordered held on $500,000 bond Thursday in a carjacking in the Edgewater neighborhood.

Broderick Epps, 18, is accused of approaching an 18-year-old woman in her vehicle about 10:13 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of West Ardmore Avenue, forcing his way into the car and implying that he had a gun, according to a statement from the Chicago Police News Affairs office. Epps allegedly drove around the area and demanded money from the woman, who told him she had none.

The woman’s fiance flagged down Foster District police officers after Epps forced her call the fiance and ask him to bring cash to a location, the statement said. The officers went to the location and saw Epps and the woman walking away from the parked vehicle. When he saw the police, Epps tried to run off, but officers caught him and arrested him in the 6400 block of North Sheridan Road, according to the statement.

Epps was charged with felony counts of vehicular hijacking, vehicular invasion and unlawful restraint, the statement said.

Epps was ordered held on $500,000 bond, and his next court date is scheduled for Wednesday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

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