HANGOVER: Robberies Reported During “House Party Dispersal” Last Saturday

As CWB reported last weekend, 911 handled “a lot of calls” about what witnesses believed to be fights around the 500 block of Wellington shortly after 1AM last Saturday.

One of two robbery victims was attacked near the mouth
of this alley on Broadway between Wellington and Barry.

One caller estimated 10 people fighting while another put the number at 15 “kids.”

Officers on-scene concluded that the scene was a “house party” breaking up and they moved everyone along. Minutes later, a supervisor called for more cars as the “house party” crowd moved past Broadway and Belmont.

This morning, there is much more to report about these incidents which were anything but a “party.”

The city of Chicago’s standard one-week quarantine on crime data expired on crimes that were reported last Saturday and we now know that two robberies were logged at Broadway and Wellington as the supposed “house party” crowd moved up Broadway.

Both robbery victims estimated that they were attacked around 1AM.

• One victim reported that they were attacked and robbed on Broadway next to the Barry Regent cleaners.

• The second victim reported that they were robbed in the alley way that runs east from Broadway across from a long-vacant lot that was once home to a Dominick’s grocery store.

The second victim was robbed near this bus stop at Broadway
and Wellington.
IMAGE: City-Data.com

The victims reported the robberies separately several hours after the attacks. No arrests have been made.

A CWB reader is seeking additional information about these robberies via a Freedom Of Information request and we will share the details with you when they arrive.

The robberies are recorded in CPD cases HX152761 and HX151889.

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