Man found guilty of 2011 attempted armed robbery of Auburn Street Citgo
Online Staff Report
Franklin Freeman, 60, has been found guilty of attempted armed robbery, a class 1 felony, after a jury trial.
April 11, 2011, Freeman attempted to rob the manager at the Citgo gas station at 4315 Auburn St. while brandishing a knife. This incident was witnessed by patrons of the Citgo gas station, who chased and detained Freeman until police arrived.
Based on the defendant’s prior record, he is class X sentencing eligible (six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of mandatory supervised release).
Judge John Truitt set a sentencing hearing for 1:30 p.m., Jan. 3, 2013, in courtroom 314.
Posted Nov. 28, 2012
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