Groups of armed men robbed at least eight victims during two waves of crime stretching from Wicker Park and Humboldt Park to the Lower West Side on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, according to Chicago police reports.
Prosecutors say a panhandler robbed a woman at the Damen Blue Line station and then tried to give her some crack cocaine after the crime. Chicago police arrested the accused man, Daryl Russell Jr, at the CTA station.
Just two days after a concealed carry holder neutralized an armed robbery crew that had been pillaging the near west and north sides, another carload of bandits continued to work the area on Wednesday morning, according to preliminary Chicago Police Department reports.
Two members of an armed robbery crew were shot by a concealed carry holder and a third member of the team suffered a broken leg after they committed a series of holdups in Wicker Park on Monday morning, according to Chicago Police Department sources
A Chicago man suffered severe facial injuries after being pushed from the Division Blue Line platform on Tuesday evening, prosecutors said Thursday as they announced attempted murder charges in the case.