Old Town: Woman mugged by man who’s on probation for mugging another woman last summer

Curtis Edgleston is charged with robbing a woman as she walked on North Avenue. | CPD; Google

A Far Southwest Side man who is on probation for robbing a woman last summer is now charged with robbing another woman as she walked near Piper’s Alley in the Old Town neighborhood on Sunday evening.

Police said a 30-year-old woman was walking westbound on North Avenue toward North Park when a man walked up from behind and grabbed her phone and purse around 7:20 p.m.

The robber ran from the scene but the victim and witnesses chased after him, police said. Officers took the man into custody upon their arrival.

Despite the quick actions of the victim and witnesses, the woman’s phone was never recovered, a CPD spokesperson said.

Prosecutors have charged 19-year-old Curtis Edgleston with one felony count of robbery. He was ordered held without bail.

Court records show that Edgleston last November pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of theft after being accused of robbing and threatening to “put to sleep” a 15-year-old boy last August. He was sentenced to two years of second chance probation and was ordered to stay in school, pay a $489 fine, and $806 restitution to the victim, according to court records.

Less than three months later, he was charged with violating his probation by trespassing and failing to fulfill his obligations. He pleaded guilty to the violation on May 1 and was sentenced to five days in the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program.

In addition to that violation, records show that he was charged with domestic battery on Feb. 8th and he skipped bail in that case on March 1st. That case is pending.

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