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Violent Robberies near Damen Train Station in Wicker Park

Violent Robberies near Damen Train Station in Wicker Park

Following a series of violent nighttime robberies taking place from Dec. 2 to as recent as Dec. 24, Chicago Police warn caution for CTA riders who use the Damen Blue Line station in Wicker Park.

According to a community alert, the robbers came up to people walking alone near the station at 1558 N. Damen Ave, and hit them on the head, knocking them to the ground. The robbers stole property and fled the scene.

All the attacks were reported after 11 p.m. and around the station, with the first happening on Dec. 2 in the 1900 block of West North Avenue. The second took place on Dec. 21 and the third on Dec. 24, as reported by the police.

The robberies and attack follow an unrelated incident in November when a woman leaving the Damen station was beaten and robbed. After the attack a man turned himself in to the police.