A crew of four offenders beat a student and took his backpack in the 1200 block of W. Melrose around 1:15 this morning.
The thugs got lucky, because the backpack contained a Microsoft tablet, a biology textbook, a black iPhone 4, and the victim's wallet, according to initial reports.
The victim followed his attackers, but lost them in the 3100 block of N. Clifton.
Officers toured the area, but they were not successful in finding the offenders, who were described as four black males. One offender wore a red hoodie and another wore a blue hoodie.
Chicago Police Department case number HW506318.