Just before 10 o'clock Monday night, a man reported that someone he does not know punched him in the face at Halsted and Clark. The victim was not robbed.
The offender, described as a male, black, about 40 years old, 6'1" tall, heavyset and wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, fled northbound on Clark Street.
After searching the area with police, the victim chose not to file a police report.
Never Do This
Never, ever, ever stop on the street to hear a stranger's sob story. Ever. And if you find yourself stuck standing next to a beggar with a sob story, never, ever, ever expose your purse, wallet, or cell phone. So, for the 1,248th time:
A Lincoln Park man who took out his wallet to give money to a beggar was robbed at 1:15 this morning in the nearby Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Three offenders took the man's wallet at Drummond and Lehmann, about a block south of the Potbelly Sandwich shop on Diversey, and then slipped into the night.
The trio's descriptions:
#1 (took the victim's wallet): male, black, 20 to 30 years old, very thin, wearing a white shirt and black jeans.
#2: male, black, 20-30 years old, wearing a suit.
#3: male, white, 20-30 years old, wearing a t-shirt and jeans