Monday, October 17, 2016

3 More (Yes, MORE) Robberies In Boystown; October Pace Among Worst In 15 Years

Police said that at least three more people reported being robbed in Boystown yesterday and early this morning, bringing the total number of street muggings this weekend to at least six.

With two weeks remaining in October, Wrigleyville and Boystown have already scored more robbery reports than the entire month of October 2015.

Two victims were robbed during daylight hours yesterday.

Inter-American Magnet School
- Two men dressed as women beat up and robbed a victim of an Android phone outside Inter-American Magnet School, 851 West Waveland, at 3:20 p.m.

One offender is Hispanic, 5'8" tall, heavy-set, and has blue and beige hair. He wore a red dress with a black jacket.

The other offender is black, 6'1" tall, skinny, and has red hair. He wore a see-through black dress and a black cap.

- Shortly before 7 p.m., a man who lives in the 800 block of West Roscoe told police that he escaped from an offender who threatened him with a large knife during a robbery attempt nearby.

He described the offender as a 140-pound, 5'9"-tall Hispanic man with short hair. The offender wore a black shirt with black jeans.

The victim, who was not injured, declined to file a police report.

- Patrol officers summoned paramedics for a robbery victim that they found in the 700 block of West Belmont just before 3 o'clock this morning.

An ambulance crew transported the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

No offender description is available.

Bad Weekend

CWBChicago previously reported details of Boystown attacks this weekend in the 3400 block of North Halsted; the 3300 block of North Halsted; and the 3300 block of North Broadway. Another robbery occurred in the 2900 block of North Broadway, just outside of the immediate neighborhood.

Bad Month

With 17 robberies confirmed in Wrigleyville and Boystown already, October is on track to record the most muggings of any month since August 2013.

It has already tied or exceeded full-month robbery totals for nine of the last 15 Octobers.
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