HELLMONT REVISITED: Two People Robbed On Halsted During Last Week’s Mayhem

New information reveals that the stupidity that culminated in five people being arrested in a “huge” brawl at the Belmont CTA station early last Friday morning was even stupider than we realized.

CWB has learned that at least two people were robbed on Halsted Street as the summer-like antics peaked between 1AM and 2AM.

One victim was robbed in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at Roscoe and Halsted around 1 o’clock. That incident appears to have been reported to police by at least five 911 callers who saw a large group “fighting” in the lot. As is often the case, incidents that look like fights to passers-by are often robberies in progress. Case HX254580

The second victim was strong-arm robbed near the CTA bus turn-around at Belmont and Halsted around 1:30AM. Case HX254297

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