Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TAKER: Woman Beaten, Robbed By Man In $1,000 Coat

Two examples of red Pelle Pelle brand
letterman jackets.
A Lakeview woman was beaten in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning by a man whose jacket retails for over $1,000.

Police and a fire department ambulance met the victim near the crime scene at Lakewood and Henderson shortly after 3AM.

She told them that the offender fled south on Sheffield toward Belmont after taking her purse, which contained a cell phone and other items. The victim was treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center for her injuries.

Police describe the robber as a black man, 5'9" tall, and 150 pounds. He wore a distinctive red Pelle Pelle brand letterman jacket with white lettering and "sequins" on the back.

Other officers and even the ambulance driver reported that they saw the offender minutes before the robbery call came in—once at the Subway restaurant near Belmont and Clark and again walking eastbound on Buckingham Place near Halsted.

Unfortunately, officers were unable to locate the man after the robbery was reported.

The incident is recorded as an armed robbery in CPD case HX468088.
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