South Side Instagram robber busted

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A South Side man is under arrest after meeting up with and then robbing a woman he found on Instagram selling her designer clothing.

21-year old Devontae Watkins contacted the woman via Instagram last month and they set up a meeting for him to allegedly buy the items she posted – pants, belts, caps, according to court records.

When Watkins climbed into the car to inspect the goods, he allegedly pulled a four-inch knife on the woman while a second person approached with a gun.  The offenders made off with the clothing.  The woman was not injured.

The victim reportedly identified Watkins by pointing police straight to his Instagram account, where his face is prominently profiled.

Watkins is charged with armed robbery and is being held at Cook County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

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