Sunday, July 12, 2015

BOYSTOWN: Man Hospitalized After 7-Eleven Melee

A 32-year-old man is being treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center after suffering a head injury during a melee inside a Boystown convenience store this morning.

"My partner was at the counter to pay for his coffee when the first three people ran in," a CWB reader told us. "The clerk screamed and he ran to the back of the store and then around the counter and out the door as the next wave of five were charging the door."

A police sergeant was flagged down just before 6AM Sunday by a witness who reported seeing a group of men beating another man inside the 7-Eleven at Roscoe and Halsted.

At the same time, a 911 caller reported that five men had run into the store and started throwing things off of the shelves.

The offenders were gone when police arrived on-scene, but cops did find a battery victim who was bleeding from his head.

Three offenders are described as black men, two in their teens and the other in his 20's. They were last seen westbound on Roscoe. One of them was not wearing a shirt.

"Very sorry to hear someone was hurt," the reader said. "I hope it wasn't the store clerk." Us, too.
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7 comments:

  1. Let's remember this is the same 7-Eleven that is too chicken shit to file police complaints or show up at court when needed.

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  2. im so sick of these scum bags terrorizing us. our neighborhood has nice people and businesses. then these savages come in and terrorize us in our own neighborhood. the politicians do nothing. we pay taxes. and vote

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    1. Yeah, the community continues to vote for the same clowns and cheer them on in the Pride Parade.

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  3. We can also vote with our feet. Boycott that 7-11! At this point, I think the boycott is justified just for your own personal safety. But it will also provide an incentive for the owner to press charges.

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  4. Contact 7-11, tell them how much they suck for not having security overnight. Tell them the store is dangerous and you will buy coffee elsewhere.

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  5. At some point the amount of crime has to overwhelm the profits of running this place...

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    1. It has affected all businesses on Halsted. Most just won't admit it. Watch the bars all raise their prices due to the loss of business they have suffered the last few years. It's just going to get worse. Only people from out of the area would venture out there late at night anymore.

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