BLOTTER: Notes From The Week

More burglary action around Wrigleyville. Among the reported break-ins this week:

• 3500 block of Reta. Wednesday. Forcible entry. Case HX226227.
• 3700 block of Fremont. Wednesday. Forcible entry. Case HX226224.
• 3700 block of Fremont. Tuesday. Classified by police as a “theft.” Case HX224758.

Lincoln Park: Woman Robbed Near Youth Hostel

A female robbery victim called for help from the Chicago Getaway Hostel at 11:08 Tuesday night after two men with masked faces claimed to have a gun and took her passport and black iPhone 4S.

Police were told that the offenders fled toward the Fullerton Red Line from the hostel, which is located near Clark and Fullerton.

Transit police officers were at the Fullerton station within a minute, but they did not see anyone matching the offender descriptions:

1) male, black, 5’9″ tall, stocky build, in his early 20’s. He wore a white hoodie, blue jeans, and a mask covering the lower part of his face.
2) male, black, “really tall,” in his 20’s. He wore a black hoodie.

Recorded as an aggravated robbery in CPD case HX225030.

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