|A group of friends was robbed at gunpoint as they worked on a car|
in this Boystown driveway Sunday evening, police say.
At least three people were gathered around the car when the offender approached, claimed to have a handgun, and demanded their valuables around 8:20PM, police say. The victims' screams for help prompted 911 calls from several neighbors, one of whom said the gunman escaped by running through the Roscoe Street pedestrian tunnel toward Belmont Harbor.
A CTA worker, tipped off to the offender's description, called police around 9PM to report that the gunman had just boarded a southbound train to State and Lake, but police were unable to catch up with the suspect. Detectives today reviewed surveillance footage from the Belmont platform, police said.
According to victims and witnesses, the offender is a black man in early 20's, 5'10" tall, 175 pounds, wearing a dark hoodie and red pants that are decorated with flames.
The injured victim was taken by ambulance to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition. (CPD case number TBD)