|Joshua Tucker is accused of mugging a man in the 4100 block of North Marine at Christmastime. | CPD; Google|
Just four months after being released on parole for beating and robbing a man near Wrigleyville, Joshua Tucker was back to his old ways at Christmastime—beating and robbing a man in Uptown, according to prosecutors.
Tucker, 24, was arrested Saturday at his South Chicago home after the victim of the Uptown robbery identified him in a photo array, police said.
Prosecutors said a 21-year-old Lincoln Park man was walking in the 4100 block of North Marine Drive at 8 p.m. on December 21 when Tucker approached him, pushed him to the ground, punched him repeatedly, and took his phone and wallet.
He’s charged with felony robbery and possession of 16 grams of cannabis, according to court records. Judge David Navarro ordered him held without bail.
State records show that Tucker was released from the downstate Jacksonville Correctional Center on August 18 after serving two-years of a 4-1/2 year sentence that he received for a 2015 robbery near Wrigleyville.
He was convicted of attacking and robbing a 27-year-old Lakeview man in the 1200 block of West Roscoe on August 22, 2015. The man suffered injuries to his eye when he hit the pavement during the assault, police said, and Tucker ran away with the victim’s iPhone, wallet, and MacBook Pro.
His co-offender in the Roscoe robbery, Titus Meadows, was also sentenced to 54-months in prison. He was paroled last June 17. The two men were arrested minutes after the robbery when cops followed signals from the victim’s stolen iPhone to locate them near Halsted and Roscoe in Boystown.
Tucker was previously given two-years probation for burglary in 2011, but he failed to meet the terms of the agreement so many times, he wound being sent to prison for four years instead, according to court records.
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