Boystown: Man Charged With Sunday Morning Robbery Attempt On Halsted Street

Tucker (inset) is charged with trying to rob a man and battering others in Boystown early Sunday | Google; CPD

A 22-year-old Grand Crossing man is in custody after allegedly trying to rob a man on Boystown’s Halsted Street early Sunday.

Demeterius Tucker was arrested on the 3400 block of North Halsted around 4:30 this morning after he was identified as the person who tried to take a man’s wallet in the 800 block of West Newport, according to police.

When the 26-year-old victim resisted, Tucker punched the man in the face. Two men who tried to help the 26-year-old were also punched by Tucker, police said.

A fourth person, described by police as a 24-year-old witness, was able to detain Tucker until officers arrived moments later.

Tucker’s charged with one count of felony attempt robbery and three felony counts of aggravated battery in a public place. He is due in bond court on Monday.

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