|Masters (inset) is charged with theft of stolen property | Cook County Sheriff; Wikimapia|
As of midday, one man has been charged in connection with an overnight mugging near Wrigley Field that we told you about this morning.
21-year-old DaKane Masters of Evanston was charged this morning with one count of theft of stolen property, according to court records. (Yes. You read that correctly. “Theft of stolen property.”) Bail is set at $3,000.
Prosecutors say two men “distracted” a 23-year-old Texas man outside of Sluggers Bar while a third man took the victim’s wallet and threw it to Masters. Masters then ran eastbound on Addison to the Red Line CTA station, where cops arrested him minutes later, according to the allegations.
Officers recovered some of the victim’s stolen items from a trash can on the L platform.
Masters is currently on parole for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to state records. He previously did time for residential burglary.
Three other men were arrested with Masters at the Addison station this morning. No charges had been filed against them as of 3 p.m. CWBChicago will post an update if additional charges are filed.