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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17 comments:

  1. Pelle Pelle? Lol? Pelle Pelle?!

    Last time I heard that name was in Detroit about 1987.

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  2. I have a middle schooler who wants to have more independence around the neighborhood. It's age-appropriate, and I should be able to grant it. But it just isn't happening as long as we live here. So guess what? We're leaving!! Keep voting in the same leaders over and over, neighbors!

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    1. It's a rigged system that a lot of people are fighting. Don't blame the neighbors.

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    2. Best of luck, not the first, not the last to leave the city. If nobody ever left, these houses would be at San Fran prices

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    3. They wouldn't be at SF prices because Chicago is not home to 429,000 6 figure tech jobs.

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  3. Check the Center on Halsted. They should just put a lock up unit in the COH. What a joke COH is.

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    1. No crime has ever been committed at COH, according to official COH records.

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    2. No crime has ever been committed at COH because they have a No Crime! policy.....See no Crime, Hear no Crime, Speak no Crime.
      Seems to work pretty well.

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  4. A black coat with rhinestones yeah that's gonna be hard to spot

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  5. Hmmm...
    The last time I heard of Pelle Pelle was (the offender) in this little gen. http://www.cwbchicago.com/2014/10/taker-woman-beaten-robbed-by-man-in.html?m=1

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  6. Robbery on 900 West Belmont?? No way! Tunney is not going to be happy and will probably form a committee about it.

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  7. It's to be expected when nothing changes.

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  8. Wheres the cops we were promised at the Belmont L?

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    1. They should have a 24/7 police substation located at that el stop.

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  9. Tunney will not do anything

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  10. Funny...we are moving in April too because of the crime in the neighborhood. We used to love it here...but to protect my family...we are socio-economically separating ourselves from this element of society. So on to Gold Coast we go.

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    1. The bad guys can find you there as well. There's been plenty of crime near Oak Street Beach and the streets that run right up to the celebrated Gold Coast. Unless, you meant Gold Coast as in Brisbane, Australia. In that case, I'm jealous mate!

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