Friday, November 21, 2014

MORE MUGGINGS: Boystown Man Is Latest Victim

Halsted Flats (
A resident of the brand new Halsted Flats luxury apartment complex was beaten and robbed on his way home this morning, police say.

Officers were called to the sparkling new building at 3740 N. Halsted at 2AM to meet with the victim. The man told them that he cut through an alley on his way home from the Addison Red Line Station when an offender approached him, punched him in the face, claimed to have a weapon, and threatened to kill him if he did not surrender his valuables.

The thug fled in a nearby 4-door sedan with the victim's iPhone, Macbook, and North Face brand black book bag.

According to the victim, his assailant is a black man who wore a White Sox hat, a black jacket, and a blue t-shirt. CPD case HX514520.

Theft Arrests

Two offenders were arrested in the 700 block of Brompton at 3:45 this morning after allegedly stealing a man's jacket, bag, and credit cards near Halsted and Grace.

The victim stayed in touch with the 911 call taker as he followed the offenders from near iHop south to Brompton, where police caught up with them. Case HX514545.

Montrose CTA Mugging

A Lake View man put up a valiant fight when two muggers wearing ski masks and armed with an apparently fake gun attacked him near the Montrose Brown Line station Thursday afternoon.

The victim managed to pull off one of the would-be robbers' ski masks before they both fled empty handed, just two blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home.

Both suspects are described as boys between 15 and 18 year old. The first is white, 6'1" tall, 160 pounds. The second attacker lost his ski mask during a struggle with the victim and is described as Asian.  Both wore all black clothing.

Belmont CTA Theft

A phone snatcher claimed another prize on the Belmont CTA platform around 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. The female victim described the thief as female, black, 5'4" tall, heavyset, wearing a black jacket and gray sweatpants.
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