Man, 18, charged in North Side robberies

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Friday, October 9, 2015
Darryl Walton.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police arrested a man in connection with a series of robberies in the city's North Side.

Darryl Walton, 18, was identified as the alleged suspect in three Lakeview robberies between Oct. 5-7, police said.

In the first incident, a 58-year-old woman was knocked to the ground and robbed of her purse in the 1800-block of W. Cornelia Ave. around 10:20 p.m. on Oct. 5, police said. The offender allegedly fled the scene, and the victim was hospitalized with minor injuries.

A similar incident was reported by a 30-year-old female victim in the 800-block of W. Oakdale Ave. around 8:40 a.m. on Oct. 6, police said.

In the third incident, a 26-year-old woman was pushed to the ground and her cellphone and laptop bag were stolen in the 4000-block of N. Hermitage Ave. around 6:15 a.m. on Oct. 7, police said.

Police initially arrested Walton for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle, officials said. He faces a felony charge of possession of a stolen vehicle, three felony counts of robbery, one misdemeanor count of reckless driving and one misdemeanor count of leaving the scene. He was due in bond court Friday.