Saturday, November 05, 2016

Boystown Robbery Offender Stabbed Repeatedly When Victim Fights Back; 6+Muggings Here Since Friday AM

A would-be robbery victim fought back against two attackers in Boystown early Saturday and sent one man to the hospital with multiple stab wounds, police said. The second offender remains at large.
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The 5:15 a.m. robbery attempt at Roscoe and Halsted is one of at least six muggings in the Boystown neighborhood since Friday morning.

Police said the victim stabbed an 18-year-old man who found his way to Cornelia and Broadway where he boarded a #36 Broadway bus.

Officers responded to the bus after passengers called 911 to report a man covered with blood. The man was in police custody at Illinois Masonic Medical Center with three stab wounds to his chest, police said.

In an extra bit of good news, the victim also managed to gain control of one of his assailant's cell phones, which has been turned over to investigators.

The suspect who remains at large is a black man with dreadlocks who wore all black. He was last seen running east on Roscoe from Halsted Street.

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At least four other people reported robberies in Wrigleyville and Boystown since the conclusion of yesterday's Cubs World Series parade.

* A man was robbed of his camera, iPhone, and $560 cash around 4:15 p.m.near Broadway and Belmont. He told police that three men dressed in Cubs gear threatened him with a knife and demanded his property, then fled. The primary offender was male, black, about 35-year-old, and he wore a white Cubs jersey. The second man was black and wore a gray Cubs shirt. The third offender is described only as a black male teenager, police said.

* Shortly after midnight today, two men were beaten and robbed in the 800 block of West Buckingham in Boystown. A passer-by reported that both men were bloody and one was lying in the street. The victims told police that four black men, including one wearing a black Converse brand hoodie, took a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in the attack.

* Two people were robbed in separate attacks near the Addison Red Line station around 2 o'clock this morning.

About ten men reportedly began attacking people inside of the Subway restaurant at 951 West Addison around 1:50 a.m.

One person reported being punched in the face and robbed of his wallet and phone by the offenders who fled to the Addison Red Line station and boarded a northbound Red Line train, according to a witness.

The primary offender was described as black, 5'4" tall, wearing a red shirt and green shoes.

While police were working with that victim, a woman approached them to report that the men also robbed her at the train station.

* Earlier on Friday, a gunman robbed the Circle K/Shell service station at 801 West Addison.

An employee told police that a man who frequents the area entered the store at 4:10 a.m., pulled out a small revolver, and demanded money from the register.

The offender is a 6'5" tall black man in his early 40's with a cross-shaped tattoo near his left eye. The man, who has cornrows and a goatee, wore a red jacket, black hoodie, blue jeans, and red shoes with white trim at the bottom.
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