Monday, January 12, 2015

KNIFE GUY FINISHES LAST: Boystown Man Bests Armed Robber

A Boystown resident knocked an armed man to the ground and escaped during an overnight robbery attempt near Addison and Broadway this morning. The mugger fled empty-handed.

In a statement to police, the victim said the offender pulled a 4- to 5-inch knife and tried to take his wallet shortly before 3 o’clock. But, rather than surrender his valuables, the victim turned the tables by knocking the thug down and running away.

The assailant is described as a 6-foot-tall black man in his late 20’s wearing a dark blue hoodie, a black skull cap, and dark pants.  CPD case number is TBD.

• Another Boystown resident called police from his high-rise apartment around 1:30AM Monday upon discovering that his “throat got cut” in a Boystown bar.

According to the victim, another patron went wild inside a bar at Roscoe and Halsted earlier in the evening—yelling, screaming, and allegedly trying to cut the victim’s neck.

Bar security ejected the offender and the victim went home, only to discover that his neck had, indeed, been cut.

Recorded as a simple battery in case HY111817.
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