Sunday, August 06, 2017

Man, Woman Robbed In Separate Muggings Near Wrigley

With 2017’s robbery pace running middle-of-the-pack compared to recent years, Wrigleyville and Boystown has racked up two muggings to start the month of August.

A woman was robbed by three men in the 1300 block of West Roscoe around 2:55 a.m. on Thursday, August 3.

The woman said all three offenders were armed with handguns and one had a scarf wrapped around his mouth during the hold-up.

Police said the offenders fled with a back and multiple phones.

• Today, a man was beaten and robbed by an unknown offender near the corner of Seminary and Roscoe around 2:35 a.m.

The offender, described as a black man wearing a gray hoodie, fled in an unknown direction after taking the victim’s money and phone.

An ambulance treated the victim for injuries suffered in the attack.

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Wrigleyville and Boystown recorded an estimated 91 robberies through July 27th of this year, according to city crime statistics. That number is slightly better than last year's count of 100 hold-ups, but is substantially worse than the 59 cases reported at this point in 2015.