HYDE PARK — Chicago Police say they have caught a 21-year-old man they said committed nine robberies in Hyde Park since September.
Tommy Langston of the 8000 block of South Blackstone Avenue was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with nine counts of robbery, including a string of early morning robberies near Nichols Park in November that rattled residents.
According to police, Langston was one of the two men who four times approached University of Chicago students or faculty between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 near 54th and Blackstone Avenue between and implied or showed a handgun before stealing money and valuables.
Langston also was a part of another string of three evening robberies on Sept. 7 in which two men again approached university students or faculty and implied a gun before stealing money and valuables, police said.
Police said the investigation about the two strings of robberies is still ongoing.
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