Jawaun Westbrook, of the 400 block of East Ohio Street, was charged Thursday with two felony counts of aggravated battery, police said. He was due to appear for a bond hearing Thursday afternoon.
Police said the women were walking on the Lakefront Path near lower Lake Shore Drive and Grand Avenue around 6:30 p.m., when a man attacked them with a hammer.
All three robberies occurred between midnight and 3:45 a.m. In each case, between one and six people approached the victim on the sidewalk and threatened the person with a hammer and demanded property.
Camilo Rivera, 45, remains held in Kane County Jail on $750,000 bail, and charged with attempted murder.
A prostitute given $300 in dye-stained $20 bills led police to the home of the man suspected of robbing a northwest suburban bank while wielding a hammer, according to the FBI.
Police say that a man armed with a hammer who robbed a bank Monday in northwest suburban Park Ridge visited three other bank branches in the northwest suburb before the robbery.
A man armed with a hammer robbed a bank Monday in northwest suburban Park Ridge.
Aaron Federman, 29, grabbed a pack of gum and went to the register, where he allegedly struck a store clerk with the hammer.
A man is behind bars for allegedly bludgeoning a liquor store employee with a hammer to the head during a robbery early Monday in Jefferson Park
A Stroger Hospital kitchen worker whose boyfriend beat her with a hammer before committing suicide last April is suing the facility’s food vendor, claiming a supervisor walked in on the attack but did nothing to stop it.
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A 39-year-old Aurora woman was in critical condition Saturday, after police said her husband attacked her with a hammer as she slept last week.
A Fox River Grove man who beat his stepmother to death with a hammer after family members urged him to seek mental health treatment has been sentenced to 38 years in prison.
A Carpentersville man is being held on $3 million bond on multiple heinous crimes – including beating a woman with a hammer, raping an 8-year-old girl, and stabbing a dog.
Court filings suggest a financial motive in the murder of a Naperville woman, allegedly at the hands of her brother.