CHICAGO (AP) -Authorities charged four men Friday in connection with the armed robberies of two NBA players in their Chicago area homes last month.
New York Knicks forward Eddy Curry was tied up and robbed in his suburban Chicago mansion a few weeks after Miami Heat Forward Antoine Walker had been similarly robbed at his $4 million Chicago town house.
The four men suspected in the robbery at Walker's home are charged with home invasion, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping, Cook County state's attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.
She identified the suspects as Phillip Allison, 28, Antoine Larkins, 28, Demorris Hill, 25, and Gregory Reedfield, 23, all of Chicago.
Burr Ridge Police Chief Herbert Timm said Hill and Larkins are also being charged with armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping and home invasion in the Curry case. A third suspect in the Burr Ridge case has not been identified, Timm said.
The robbery at Walker's home occurred July 9 when Walker, a Chicago native, was at home with a relative. Multiple masked robbers bound the two with duct tape and held them at gunpoint. They made off with Walker's Mercedes, cash and jewelry.
Less than three weeks later, Curry, his wife and an employee were tied up and robbed by masked gunmen at his Burr Ridge home.
Police said they used cell phone records, fingerprints and surveillance camera video to gather evidence in the case.
Chicago police commander Thomas Byrne said the four men are in custody and due in bond court Saturday.

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