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Man Charged In Last Fall's Oak Street Beach Stabbing And Robbery

By Mae Rice in News on Feb 24, 2016 10:26PM

Daniel Morales, 20, was charged in relation to the knifepoint robbery and shooting in October (photo via the Chicago Police Department)

A third man has been charged in an October knifepoint robbery at Oak Street Beach, in which three men robbed a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, then stabbed the man in the arm when he tried to fend off the attack.

Daniel Morales, 20, was charged with two felony counts of robbery armed with a dangerous weapon and a parole violation in relation to the incident, according to a police statement released Wednesday.

Two other men, Noe Mondragon and Luis Salgado-Camargo, were arrested and charged in relation to the incident back in October.

The robbery victims—former Royal Air Force member Neil McCarthy and his girlfriend, Carisa Lerner—were attacked in the 1100 block of N. Lake Shore Drive, just before midnight.

(It’s worth noting that this was on McCarthy’s first-ever day in Chicago.)

“They surrounded us and circled us," Lerner told the Tribune in October. "They were like, 'Hey give us your money, iPhones, whatever.'"

They both gave up their valuables, but then one man “started grabbing me and going into my pockets. He didn't believe me," Lerner told the Tribune.

McCarthy then jumped on the men harassing Lerner, who stabbed him in the arm and gashed his hand.

McCarthy was treated for his injuries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and released. He told the Tribune, in summary, “It was a pretty action-packed night."