Posted on June 11, 2012

Man, 7 Teens Charged in Downtown Muggings

Erin Meyer, Chicago Tribune, June 11, 2012

An 18-year-old man was charged along with seven teenagers who were charged with mob action following a series of muggings carried out Saturday night by groups of attackers, including one that left a visitor from Michigan hospitalized with a broken jaw.

In the first attack, a group of young people beat and robbed the 40-year-old man in the 500 block of North State Street just before 10 p.m. {snip}

Mitchell Coradarrowe, of the 5900 block of South Indiana Avenue, was charged as an adult with felony aggravated battery and mob action, according to police.

The juveniles, ranging in age from 13 to 16, have each been charged with three counts of mob action in connection with the attack.

A second attack, which police believe to be unrelated, occurred about 30 minutes later near the Lake/State Red Line station in the 100 block of North State Street. A couple was accosted by an unknown number of suspects near the Chicago Theatre. {snip}

Police received a report of a third attack near Navy Pier, but police couldn’t provide the exact time of the attack.