BLACK & BLUE MAN GROUP: Victim Beaten, Robbed Near Briar Street Theater

A Lake View resident was beaten and robbed at 3:40 this morning by a group of attackers at Halsted and Briar Street, near the Blue Man Group’s Chicago theater.

Several neighbors called for help after the male victim was worked over and punched in the face by three men who took his black iPhone 4 and a black Diesel brand watch.

The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center by ambulance with injuries to his face and head.

The offenders were last seen fleeing northbound on Halsted Street from Briar. Witness descriptions of the three attackers:

1-male, black, 18 to 20 years old, 6′ tall, thin, wearing all white

2-male, black, 18 to 20 years old, 6′ tall, thin

3-male, black, 18 to 20 years old, 6′ tall, thin, wearing a blue denim shirt and dark pants

Chicago Police Department case #HW399686.

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