Thursday, October 26, 2006

Multiple Violent Masked Muggings near University

At 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, and 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.on Wednesday, October 25, in an area between University and Kimbark Avenues, from 54th to 56th Streets, there have been three incidents in which individuals walking alone have been confronted by two masked men who were armed and demanded and took valuables.  In two of these cases the victims were forced to the ground.  In the other, the victim was struck in the face.  Police believe that it is likely that the same offenders are involved in all three of these incidents.  A fourth incident that occurred at 8:50 p.m., Friday, October 20 on 58th Street between University and Woodlawn Avenues is similar and may also be part of this pattern.

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