|The victim was found in this Buckingham Place alley, just west of Halsted Street.|
Several callers reported hearing screams and one caller reported the victim—said to be in his 40's with gray hair—lying in the alley just west of Halsted Street.
According to a source, the man was in the neighborhood to visit his brother. While here, he encountered a group of four people—three young men and one woman—who suggested they all get cigarettes. Once the five were inside the alley, the victim says, the four acquaintances pepper-sprayed him and knocked him unconscious with a brick.
The robbers then took the man's valuables and fled.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 10:45PM.
(CPD case HY350356)