19-year-old man charged in series of Near South Side robberies

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Walter Diggs | Chicago Police

A 19-year-old man has been charged with a series of robberies in recent weeks that happened in downtown Chicago and on the Near South Side.

Walter Diggs, of the South Shore neighborhood, was charged Thursday with a felony count of robbery, according to Chicago Police and Cook County court records.

He was initially arrested Jan. 10 in the 6700 block of South Oglesby and charged with burglary and criminal trespass to vehicles, according to police records.

Diggs is responsible for the robbery of a 46-year-old man about 11 p.m. Dec. 30 in the 1400 block of South Michigan, police said. In that incident, he approached the man, got into the man’s 2018 Jeep and drove off.

Diggs is also accused of robbing two women Jan. 2, police said. The first was robbed of her property about 5:50 a.m. in the first block of East 26th Street and the second about 8:15 a.m. in the first block of North Water Street.

He is being held without bail at the Cook County Jail, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. His next court date was scheduled for Feb. 1.

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