HOTEL HORROR: Bound, Stabbed, Robbed At Gunpoint

Three guests were robbed in room 324 at the Best Western hotel on Broadway.

31 May 2013
12:28 PM
Chicago Police Department Case #HW298331

Here’s something that our Police Department failed to mention at this week’s Wrigleyville and Boystown CAPS meeting.

Three tourists were held at gunpoint, bound with duct tape, and then robbed inside room 324 at the Best Western Hawthorne Terrace, 3434 N. Broadway, shortly after noon last Friday, May 31.

One of the three victims was stabbed.

The victims describe their attacker as a male, black, 29 to 30 years old, about 5’11” tall, 210 to 220 pounds, with a close-cropped haircut, wearing black shorts, a white and red shirt, and black Aviator-style sunglasses. He was last seen walking north on Broadway, armed with a black handgun.

Police have classified the kidnapping/robbery/stabbing as a strongarm robbery.

The gunman took a camera, $400 cash, and other items from his victims.

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