Monday, January 09, 2017

Boy Beaten, Maced, Robbed Near Belmont Red Line Station

A 13-year-old boy was maced and mugged by two men near the Belmont Red Line station Friday evening.

The boy was in the 900 block of West Belmont when two men dressed as women beat him up, doused him with pepper spray, and stole his iPhone, according to a witness who saw the incident unfold around 5:15 p.m.

Both offenders fled toward Halsted Street.

The robbers are in their late teens to early 20’s, about 5’10” tall, and thin. Both were dressed in women’s clothing and wore black hoodies.

Doctors at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center treated the boy for his injuries.

In other weekend muggings:

• A 22-year-old man was severely beaten and robbed near HVAC bar, 3530 North Clark, in Wrigleyville early Saturday. No offender description was immediately available. The victim was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

• Another man was robbed of a $1,000 Pelle Pelle leather coat near the Wild Hare, 2610 N. Halsted, in Lincoln Park on Saturday. The victim told police that two men armed with a handgun took his “black coat with white rhinestones” and fled shortly before 3 a.m. One suspect was arrested.
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