GOT A DOLLAR?: Pushed To The Ground, Robbed Of Phone & Wallet, Halsted Victim Opts Not To File Police Report

Yet another neighborhood robbery has gone undocumented because the victim opted to not file a report with officers.

Police arrived quickly to the 3700 block of Halsted after the robbery victim told 911 that a man took his wallet and iPhone after pushing him to the ground near a Chase bank ATM.

The robbery unfolded after the assailant approached and asked the soon-to-be-victim for a dollar around 9:35PM yesterday.

The victim, who lives in Uptown, described his attacker as male, black, about 5’10” tall, 160 pounds, with short dreads and wearing a black jacket and black jeans. The offender was last seen northbound on Halsted Street.

Officers were preparing to file a strong arm robbery report, but the victim decided that he would rather go with his friends. He was given information about how to file a report in the future.

Saturday evening’s incident marks the second area robbery in three days that will go undocumented. Early Thursday morning, a man told 911 operators that two muggers fled after his phone rang while he was being robbed at Waveland and Magnolia. The victim asked to remain anonymous and did not file a report.

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