Friday, July 29, 2016

BOYSTOWN: Two charged with breaking man's nose, stealing phones

Two transgender women are charged with multiple counts of battery and theft in connection with a reported robbery on Boystown’s Halsted bar strip July 16. One of the victims suffered a broken nose in the attack, according to court records.

Bellfield (left) and Floyd (right)
As CWB Chicago reported the next morning, three victims told police that they were beaten and robbed at Halsted and Newport by a group of four offenders, including one described as a tall black man dressed as a woman wearing red wig, and “Daisy Duke” shorts.

Now, prosecutors say 22-year-old Kenneth “Barbie” Floyd of the South Deering neighborhood and 24-year-old Shatrell Bellfield of North Las Vegas NV, are each charged with three counts of battery and two counts of theft in the case.

The two were taken into custody near Belmont and Sheffield around midnight on July 22—nearly a week after the incident—after the victims happened to see them in the area, police said.

All three victims—two women and a man—are friends from Chicago’s southwest suburbs.

Both women lost their phones in the incident and the man suffered a broken nose, according to court records.
The next community policing meeting for Wrigleyville and Boystown will be at the 19th district station, 850 W. Addison, at 7PM on Wednesday, August 3.