A huge wave of armed robberies rolled across Chicago, starting in Lincoln Park and Old Town on Wednesday evening, then reaching Bucktown, Logan Square, and beyond early this morning. At least 14 victims were targeted.
Two men who allegedly stole over $20,000 worth of merchandise from top Chicago retailers and resold the products inside a Subway restaurant have pleaded guilty to felony charges, according to court records.
Armed men committed at least seven holdups during a Saturday morning robbery spree that stretched from Bucktown and Wicker Park to the Near West Side, according to Chicago police reports. No arrests have been made.
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.