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Man Arrested For 102nd Time After Uptown Robbery

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Michael Woods is charged with robbing a 71-year-old man in the Uptown neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A homeless man was arrested for the 102nd time Tuesday, after allegedly robbing 71-year-old man in the Uptown neighborhood.

Police said Michael Woods, 52, began following the man around at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, and robbed the man of the $60 he was holding in his hand in the 1000 block of West Lawrence Avenue.

The victim was not hurt.

An accomplice was with Woods, but that person ran away, police said. Woods stayed behind long enough for two men who witnessed the robbery to catch and detain him.

During the fight, Woods allegedly hit one of the men, but they overpowered him and held him until police arrived, according to Lincoln District police Sgt. Patrick Barker.

Woods, who lives at a shelter on Wilson Avenue, was arrested around Lawrence and Kenmore avenues, according to Barker.

He was charged with a felony count of robbery of a victim who is handicapped or over 60 years old, battery, and resisting a police officer, according to police News Affairs.

The second suspect was not in custody Wednesday.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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