At least three people have reportedly been jumped or chased by groups of 3 to 5 young men in the Boystown area since 10:45 last night. In addition, a fourth person was beaten and robbed by four offenders a few blocks west of Boystown overnight.
It is not clear if the cases are related.
1) Witness reports a possibly-intoxicated man being jumped by 3 to 4 offenders near Halsted and Belmont at 10:50PM Thursday.
2) A student is jumped, beaten and robbed of his backpack by four offenders in the 1300 block of W. Melrose at 1:15 this morning.
3) A jogger is chased by 5 young men in what they believed to be an attempted robbery on Broadway near Addison at 4:45 this morning.
4) A man says an unknown number of offenders knocked him upside the head and robbed him on Halsted Street around 8 o’clock this morning.
We do not yet know how many of the reported victims have filed police reports.