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Arrests Made In Muggings

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Aug 11, 2009 2:00PM

Chicago Police sketch of suspect in Lincoln Park attacks, via the Sun-Times
Police have made several arrests in connection with a string of recent muggings in several North Side neighborhoods. First, police have a suspect in custody they believe is connected to last week's string of violent muggings in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. A member of the public recognized the suspect from a police sketch released last week and one mugging victim positively identified the suspect in a police lineup, according to the Sun-Times. No charges have been filed yet, but they could come later today. So far, police suspect the same group of perpetrating four muggings in the Lincoln Park neighborhood; three similar attacks also occurred in the LP and Lakeview neighborhoods that police have yet to connect to the other four.

The Tribune also reports arrests were made by Evanston police in connection with a pair of muggings that happened in the West Lakeview/ Roscoe Village area early Monday morning. The Tribune reports two men and a woman were arrested for the attacks. The first occurred around 4:30 a.m. near the corner of Wellington and Damen and the second attack happened a few blocks away, near Hoyne and School, about 10 minutes later. In those attacks, both victims were beaten so severely that both required hospitalization.