BOYSTOWN STRONG ARM: Victim Attacked While Walking Her Dog

CWB has confirmed that the following incident, detailed in our comments section, was reported to police this morning.

The female victim was attacked while walking her dog near Buckingham and Halsted this morning.

5yr Lakeview Resident said…
I was robbed at Buckingham and Halsted this morning at 5:51 a.m. – I know the time, because I was able to dial 911 before the “friendly fellow” who was attempting to chat me up was able to grab my phone. The offender was a young african american, 20-22 yro, approximately 5’7″-5’8″ with a very slender build, blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Sounds very similar to the offender profiled in the attack early monrning 8/19

A full report will follow…
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