Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NOT KOSHER: Tattooed Gunman Robs Milt's BBQ

Milt's BBQ For The Perplexed, a popular kosher restaurant at Broadway and Roscoe in Boystown, reported being robbed at gunpoint after service hours Monday night by a lone robber who had a tattoo under his left eye.

An employee told police that the gunman ran out the back door around 10:45PM with three cash drawers containing a total of $948.

Milt's closes at 10PM on Mondays, according to its website.

The offender is described as male, black, 27 to 32 years of age, 5'10" tall, 175 pounds, with a medium complexion. He had a tattoo under his left eye, wore a black hoodie, and covered the lower part of his face with a black mask. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, according to the victim.

Perplexingly, Milt's back door opens to a rather restricted escape route as there are no city alleys on that block. Getting to and getting away from Milt's back door takes a certain amount of planning or special knowledge according to one nearby resident.

A possible route of egress was found when officers discovered an open gate behind a building in the 500 block of Roscoe.

A police department source has informed CWB that there were "issues" with some of the restaurant's surveillance cameras.

This case is logged as a robbery with a handgun in CPD case #HW565115.
Image: Chicago Reader