Monday, May 19, 2008

Two muggings Saturday, 59th and Ellis

At 6:30 p.m. and 8:10 p.m., Saturday, May 17, near 59th Street and
Ellis Avenue, individuals walking alone were approached by male
juveniles and/or men who demanded their valuables. In the first
incident, a woman was approached from behind by two offenders who
tried unsuccessfully to take a wallet from her hand, and then fled.
In the second incident, a man was approached from the front by one
male juvenile, and from behind by two male juveniles or men, who
knocked him down, kicked him, took his wallet, and then fled. In this
second incident, University police subsequently arrested the first
offender who was identified by the victim. Subsequent police
investigation resulted in the arrest of another male juvenile and a
man, but the victim could not identify them. Police continue to

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