Tuesday, October 08, 2013

BOYSTOWN: Man Beaten In Attempted Robbery Tonight

Police were called to Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 9:07 this evening to meet with a man who was being treated for injuries suffered in an attempted robbery on Buckingham Avenue about an hour earlier.

Two offenders failed to get any proceeds in the robbery which took place near a courtyard apartment building about 100 yards east of Halsted Street. They fled eastbound, toward Broadway, after the attack.

The victim's descriptions of the muggers are:

1-male, Hispanic, about 17 years old, 6 feet tall, 145 pounds, brown eyes, short hair, black shirt, blue jeans. "Very thin and tall."

2-male, Hispanic, 5'8" tall, 150 pounds, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

The attempt strong arm robbery is recorded in Chicago Police Department case #HW485349.


  1. 8 a.m. on a Tuesday night. Is it just me or has the number of crimes being committed earlier and on weekdays significantly increased even throughout this year? Maybe I just haven't been reading this blog throughout the summer to notice that this has been going on all the time. Some of the stores on Broadway have to have security cameras; I hope the cops are asking businesses for copies of their tapes around 8:00 p.m. last night with hopes of getting some pictures of these guys that they can circulate in the neighborhood.

  2. Jeff on BuckinghamOct 9, 2013, 8:08:00 PM

    This might have occurred in front of where I live. My neighbor called to let me know that another of our neighbors in our building was attacked last night. The details she provided match this.
    Still a lot of unanswered questions. But, one possibility is that the victim may know his attackers.