Saturday, March 08, 2014

BOYSTOWN: Two Women Robbed; "Gonna Blow Your Head Off"

UPDATE MARCH 15: New information indicates that this incident took place on Roscoe, just a few feet east of Halsted.

Two women were robbed in the heart of Boystown near Roscoe and Elaine Place at 12:40 this morning by three young men who put an object to one of the victims' heads and threatened to blow her head off.

The victims were robbed on the north side of Roscoe as they tried to pass the three young men who were standing on the sidewalk. Wallets, purses, and iPhones were handed over to the offenders, who quickly fled the scene.

All three offenders are described as young black men wearing hoodies. The one who implied that he had a weapon was slender and about 6-feet tall. His hoodie appeared to be gray.

Recorded as an aggravated robbery in CPD case HX176471.


  1. Cross the street!

  2. As long as Clark Street is safe!!!!!

  3. Crime is down according to Rahm, this must not have happened.

  4. Wow I walked that route about 2 hours earlier. Guess I have to cab before I go out as well as after.

  5. Nah, the girls only PERCEIVED all this. Right, Vulgaris?

  6. Keep your eyes open with your head up. Report everything not right to 911. Fight Back and Defend

  7. Unrelated but
    A stabbing occurred Friday across the street from hit ops a individual was stabbed in the throat area and cut 6" on his face on Friday at 2:15 am 2400 block of Lincoln ave
    white male 20's hat small build
    fled down side street
    any info please give to

  8. I'd avoid walking down Boystown's side streets during the early morning hours. Anyone loitering along those streets is probably up to no good.

  9. these are probally the same punks who have been robbing people for the last year the police dont care seriously their more concerned about giving out parking tickets in the neighborhood !!!!!!