Sunday, March 24, 2019

Lakeview: Man hospitalized after being beaten, robbed by 5 offenders on Red Line


A 42-year-old man is listed in fair condition after being beaten and robbed at knifepoint by five offenders on a CTA train at the Belmont Red Line station overnight, police said. No one is in custody.

Police said the victim and his attackers were on a northbound train around 2:30 a.m. when the group physically attacked the man and took his phone, money, and leather jacket. The victim got off the train at the Belmont station where police and an ambulance were called to assist.

The suspects are five black men between 18- and 25-years-old. One of the men wore a puffy black jacket, and another wore a red hoodie, the victim said.

A police spokesman this morning said the victim is hospitalized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Another Lakeview Robbery

Police are investigating a Saturday afternoon robbery in the Lakeview neighborhood. A woman told police that she was robbed in the 800 block of West Diversey around 3:30 p.m. by a group of people who were armed with a handgun.

After the robbery, the three got into a light blue four-door vehicle that fled northbound on Mildred Avenue with a fourth person.

The victim said the robbers were two black females and a black male.
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