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Local Crime Briefs: Charges in Lake Street Brawl

Brothers charged in April fight; teens charged in robbery attempts.

Aggravated Battery Arrest

Two brothers have been charged after a daytime brawl that broke out on Lake Street last month.

Darrius Duke, 20, and Lee Duke, 17, both of Oak Park, were each charged with aggravated battery and mob action after the fight among at least five people broke out in the 700 block of Lake Street, police said.

Police said Lee Duke knocked a 14-year-old to the ground during the fight, causing minor injuries. A 16-year-old sustained a broken bone under his right eye when he was hit with a stick.

Lee was apprehended at Oak Park-River Forest High School, police said. Darrius Duke was charged May 2 after he was picked up in Chicago.

The motive for the fight remains unclear, and police say they're still investigating.

Attempted Aggravated Robbery Arrest

A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, both from Chicago, were charged May 1 with attempt aggravated robbery in two different cases that took place in close proximity of each other, police said.

Police said the youths first tried to force a 48-year-old male walking in the 900 block of Ridgeland Avenue to empty his pockets. The victim told police he had nothing to give and after they left, he called police from a nearby home.

In between the first incident and the call, the two attempted to do the same to a 49-year-old woman who was walking her dog in the 900 block of North Hayes Avenue.

Police arrived in the area and caught both teens in the 100 block of Berkshire Avenue, police said. Both victims told police they saw a gun in one of the suspect's waistbands.

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