Perhaps he felt safe in that sleepy corner of Lincoln Park. Unfortunately for the Boystown resident, though, creepy street thugs were on the prowl down there last night, too.
As the man walked along Racine Avenue near Fullerton at 11:30PM, an older model 4-door vehicle pulled up and three or four attackers jumped out, beat him into submission, and took his wallet and iPhone.
Several passers-by saw the robbery in progress and at least three separate 911 calls were received.
The offenders, described only as Hispanic men, were last seen eastbound from the 2500 block of Racine.
Officers gave the victim a ride to Halsted and Roscoe.
CPD case number HW519618.