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Guardian Angels patrol Mag Mile after string of muggings

A well-known, anti-violence group is patrolling “the Magnificent Mile” on Tuesday to warn people about the threats of muggings.

The “Guardian Angels” say the “Mag Mile” should instead be called the “Muggers Mile,” and criminals still view the popular stretch as a personal ATM. They’re concerned about the number of muggings over the past year.

“What we don’t want is for it to become the ‘Muggers Mile.’ Again, there’s been a rash of attacks in the area. Police have actually stepped up their presence. Things have calmed down quite a bit. But when the weather gets good, you’ve got the flash mobs here, the bash mobs or we should call them,” said Thomas Hunt of the “Guardian Angels.”

The city has increased police patrols in the area, and say arrests have been made in several crimes.

The city also insists the “Mag Mile” and downtown are safe. It says in the past 28 days, there have only been three incidences.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.


6 Comments to “Guardian Angels patrol Mag Mile after string of muggings”

    Pigeon said:
    July 23, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    It is good to see there are young men interested in doing good for the community. Kudoes to you.

    Spirit said:
    July 23, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    What about the entire city of Chicago?

      jinx said:
      July 25, 2013 at 8:11 AM

      what about it?

    Phil said:
    July 23, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    I wish Zimmerman was patrolling then id feel safer on the mag mile…..

    Just One Person said:
    July 23, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Three muggings in 28 days? Heh. Come up to Boystown along Halsted, Belmont, Sheffield, Clark, etc., and you'll see 28 muggings in three minutes. Seriously! Check out http://www.crimeinboystown.blogspot.com

    Tom said:
    July 31, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Thank you Obama Cronies! You've ruined a great city!

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