Thursday, July 19, 2018

87-Year-Old Man Mugged In Lincoln Square, Police Say

An 87-year-old man was robbed here, near the corner of Rockwell and Agatite on Wednesday. | Google
An 87-year-old man was robbed of his wallet in Lincoln Square late Wednesday morning, police said. No one is in custody. The man was walking northbound in the 4400 block of North Rockwell around 11:40 a.m. when a man approached him from behind, grabbed his arm and pulled the victim. The robber then reached into the man’s pants pocket and took his wallet, police said.

A passer-by who found the victim located the man’s wallet nearby, but it had been stripped of about $40 cash, according to police.

The offender is described as a black man between 30- and 35-years-old who stands about 5’9” tall and was wearing a white shirt with dark shorts. He was last seen heading south on Rockwell, police said.

Elsewhere

BOYSTOWN — A 31-year-old North Side woman told police that she was robbed of her phone by a group of people who approached her while she took a smoke break outside of Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 North Halsted, early Thursday.

The woman said she was smoking when a group of men and women approached her and struck up a conversation around 1:30 a.m. Shortly after the group left the area in a car, the woman realized that her phone had been taken, police said.

No further offender information was available.

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