During the summer of 2009, a series of muggings occurred in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park area. Chicago Police said that five of the muggings were linked, while two were still being investigated for a connection.
All four victims were men in their early to mid-20’s. Each was confronted on foot from behind by at least four attackers, who were also men in their 20’s. Chicagobreakingnews.com said the victims were asked for their wallets, then savagely beaten in the head and face. Two of the victims were hospitalized.
Below is an interactive map with details from each attack along with links to news stories with more information.
On August 10, 2009, an arrest was made and the suspect was identified by one of the victims in a lineup. However, according to Chicagobreakingnews.com, there was insufficient evidence to charge the suspect with the crimes and he was released.