Several men were mugged in Lincoln Park in the summer of 2009. The first five muggings were linked and the police are unsure if the sixth and the seventh muggings were related to each other.
In each of the first four muggings the victims were men in their early to middle 20’s and were walking alone. They were confronted on foot from behind by at least four attackers who were also in their 20’s. Each victim was asked for their wallet and then beaten in the head and face. Two of the victims were hospitalized.
No arrests have been made. The police are still investigating the muggings and if the last two muggings were related. The victim of the third attack identified a suspect in a physical lineup but the suspect was released on lack of evidence.
All information was obtained from the Chicago Police Department Records.