Wednesday, April 09, 2014

REVISED: Wrigelyville, Boystown Robberies Up In March

Updated information from the Chicago Police Department reveals that ten robberies were reported last month on the three police beats that cover the bulk of Wrigleyville and Boystown. Eight cases were reported in March of last year.

A total of 21 robberies were reported on police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 through the first quarter. That is the slowest start to any year since 2007.

Nearby Robbery Overnight

A woman was robbed near the border of Lake View and North Center shortly before midnight, police say.

The victim was approached by an attacker who demanded her valuables while claiming to have a weapon. He escaped with the woman's black and white flowered purse and a black iPhone.

The offender is described as male, black, 5'6" tall, 160 pounds, wearing a dark hoodie. He was last seen northbound on Ravenswood near Addison.

The incident is recorded as an aggravated robbery in CPD case HX216335.
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