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Edgewater Attacks @ 5300 N Broadway

Police announce charges in four street robberies
Officers early Wednesday arrested two men they saw committing a strong-arm robbery in the North Side’s Edgewater neighborhood, and the two also have been charged in three other recent attacks, Chicago police said in a statement today.

Detectives were conducting surveillance in the 5300 block of North Broadway as part of a stepped-up effort against street robberies, according to the statement.

At about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the detectives saw two men walking south on Broadway approach another man from behind. They punched the man in the back and threw him to the ground, taking his cell phone and cash before fleeing, police said. Continue reading


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