Charges Filed In Robbery Of Loop High-Rise Resident

Morgan (inset) is charged with robbing a man at 8 East Randolph.

A 51-year-old man is in custody, charged with robbing a Loop resident as the victim walked into his apartment complex’s rear door early on March 3.

James Morgan was arrested last Tuesday afternoon on the corner of State and Lake, about a block from where the robbery took place, police said. Patrol officers recognized him as being wanted.

He is charged with one count of felony robbery and has been ordered held without bail by Judge John Lyke Jr.

Around 12:30 a.m. on March 3, Morgan slammed a 26-year-old man into the wall of an apartment building at 8 East Randolph as the victim tried to enter the complex’s back door, prosecutors said. With the intoxicated man pinned, Morgan reached into the victim’s pockets, took valuables, and fled, according to police.

According to an email sent to CWBChicago by a resident of the apartment complex, the March 3 robbery may have been the second such incident at the same location. So far, Morgan has only been charged in one case. The mixed-use building is also home to the Joffrey Ballet’s headquarters.

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