REPORT: Possible Robbery On Belmont This Morning

UPDATE: has confirmed this incident. The story has also run on ABC7 and WGN-TV.

A post on the Patch Lake View reports a possible attempted robbery this morning in the 900 block of Belmont in which the offender used pepper spray as a weapon.

The post, apparently from long-time area businessman Mark Thomas, is available here.

CPD case number HW436991.

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