Police Nab Suspects In NBA Robberies

Four charged in Curry, Walker home invasions
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Aug 11, 2007 11:00 AM CDT
Milwaukee Bucks' Lynn Greer, right, tries to defend New York Knicks' Eddy Curry, left, in the second half of a basketball game in this Saturday April 7, 2007 file photo, in Milwaukee. Two NBA players...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Police have arrested four men who are charged in connection with the armed robberies of NBA players Antoine Walker and Eddy Curry. Last month's crimes were similar in execution—armed men broke into the athletes' Chicago-area homes, tied them up, and held them at gunpoint while stealing jewelry, cash, and more, the AP reports.

Police tracked the suspects using phone records, fingerprints and surveillance video; they were charged yesterday with home invasion, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping. The Chicago Tribune reports that all four are gang members with no links to Walker and Curry, and that police turned up no evidence of a larger plot targeting pro athletes.