BLUE MONDAY: Beaten & Robbed In Boystown

At 1:30 this morning, police and an ambulance responded to help a man who had been beaten and robbed near the Robert Jeffrey Salon, 3434 N. Halsted at Newport. The victim was taken to Thorek Hospital for treatment. No offender information is available. The strong arm robbery is recorded in CPD case #HW484819.

Strange Strangers
Just before 10 o’clock Monday night, a man reported that someone he does not know punched him in the face at Halsted and Clark. The victim was not robbed.

The offender, described as a male, black, about 40 years old, 6’1″ tall, heavyset and wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, fled northbound on Clark Street.

After searching the area with police, the victim chose not to file a police report.

Never Do This
Never, ever, ever stop on the street to hear a stranger’s sob story. Ever. And if you find yourself stuck standing next to a beggar with a sob story, never, ever, ever expose your purse, wallet, or cell phone. So, for the 1,248th time:

A Lincoln Park man who took out his wallet to give money to a beggar was robbed at 1:15 this morning in the nearby Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Three offenders took the man’s wallet at Drummond and Lehmann, about a block south of the Potbelly Sandwich shop on Diversey, and then slipped into the night.

The trio’s descriptions:

#1 (took the victim’s wallet): male, black, 20 to 30 years old, very thin, wearing a white shirt and black jeans.

#2: male, black, 20-30 years old, wearing a suit.

#3: male, white, 20-30 years old, wearing a t-shirt and jeans

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