BOYSTOWN: Man Punched, Robbed On Halsted; Another Is Phonejacked On Roscoe

A man was punched in the face and robbed of his cell phone by three attackers near Halsted and Buckingham in the heart of Boystown early this morning.

Police met the victim outside of Replay arcade bar, 3439 N. Halsted, at 12:45AM.

The victim told officers that he was socked in the face by a man wearing a black hoodie who was was last seen running eastbound with two accomplices. All three suspects are described as black men about 20 years old

The police department case number is HX211434.

‘Tis The Season

Yet another man lost his cell phone to a band of thieves in Boystown strong-arm robbery around 10:45 Friday night.

The victim told police that he was walking near 845 W. Roscoe, about 200 yards off of the Halsted strip, when his phone was taken by an offender who fled toward Clark Street with two companions.

Police were told that the primary offender is male, black, 6-feet tall with a medium build. He wore dark clothing and a black durag. He was last seen running westbound with a black female and a black male.

Officers toured the area with the victim but did not find the suspects.

CPD case number is HX211344.

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