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Two More Mob Attacks

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Aug 4, 2009 3:40PM

Yesterday we mentioned the rash of attacks by a group of men in the Lincoln Park over the weekend and now two more attacks have happened, one in Lincoln Park and one in Lakeview. The Lincoln Park attack happened late last night at Fullerton and Cannon and the victim was able to fight the group off with a bicycle chain, though he did give up $137 in cash. Another attack occurred near Halsted and Buckingham in Lakeview where a man was beaten and robbed of his wallet and cell phone. Thus far, despite the similarity to last week's muggings, police have yet to connect either attack to those earlier ones. So far, authorities have only issued vague descriptions of the attackers.