DeKALB – A Chicago man accused of robbing two women at gunpoint on Christmas Eve could face a lengthy prison sentence, records show.
Ossee J. Norals, 35, of Chicago, who has two prior felony convictions, faces a possibility of up to 60 years in prison if convicted of armed robbery.
Two women reported Norals robbed them at gunpoint at 10:02 p.m. on Tuesday at the Suburban Apartments in DeKalb, according to court records.
The women told police they had offered to sell a Playstation 2 and video games on Facebook Marketplace. They said someone with a Facebook profile “OC Norals,” directed them to the Suburban Apartments at 1305 N. Annie Glidden Road to complete the sale, where they met Norals.
The victims said they agreed to a price at the address, left to get the console and the games and when they came back they handed Norals the games, at which point he pulled out a black handgun and threatened to kill them if they didn’t give up their money and possessions, according to court records.
The victims said Norals started to “pat both of them down,” and found a wallet in one of their coat pockets. Norals also touched the other victim’s breast while he was patting her down, records show. Norals then got in a car and left with $30 in cash, IDs and credit cards. The victims reported the robbery at a nearby restaurant.
DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies found at 2:44 a.m. Wednesday that Norals lived at an apartment in the complex. Deputies found the Playstation 2 inside a kitchen cabinet in Norals’ apartment there, records show. They also found one of the victim’s wallets in the living room, the records state. Deputies then arrested Norals.
At 4:02 a.m. Norals admitted that he agreed to purchase the console from the victims and said that he kept the console and wallet after a “dispute” about the console, according to court records. Norals denied displaying a gun, records show.
Norals’ prior felony convictions include one for being an armed habitual criminal in 2010, for which he received a seven year prison sentence in Cook County, and armed robbery with a firearm in 2007, for which he received a six-year prison sentence, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections website.
Norals is being held without bond at DeKalb County Jail.
Source: The Daily Chronicle