The intersection, one block north of the 24-hour Melrose Restaurant, is home to Nettlehorst School, Caribou Coffee, and several retail shops.
Officers drove around the area with the victim, but the attackers could not be found.
Of the five offenders, the victim offered further descriptions of two. One wore a white tank top and another wore a red hoodie or hooded sweater.
The victim lost his wallet and two phones in the incident. He told officers that he would file a report at a later time.
UPDATE 21 AUGUST 2013: As of today, CWB cannot find a matching police report.
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• • •A bicyclist called 911 after a "group of intoxicated people" blocked the street and pushed him down outside of iHop at Halsted and Grace. The caller told dispatch that he didn't want to see the police, he "just want[s] the police to get those people," which is not easy for the police to do when a victim won't file a complaint. That's merely an idea for next time, friend.
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A man called 911 at 5:01AM after being beat up near Belmont Avenue and Kenmore Avenue, just west of Sheffield. The assailant, a male, white, aged 22 to 24, wearing a white shirt, light colored jeans, and flip flops was last seen walking westbound on Belmont.
• • •Two white males, were reportedly tagging a building in the alley behind Walgreens at Sheffield and Belmont. Police responded to the call at 12:32AM
• • •And, finally, the manager of the Walgreens near Diversey and Halsted had to make a troublesome call to authorities after someone "took the cash register" at 12:45 this morning. CPD case #HW390929