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Hot on the heels of a brutal beating and robbery outside of the Belmont L station early Tuesday, and the armed robbery of a Belmont Avenue sex shop last weekend, at least two men were robbed within 45 minutes on that sketchy stretch this morning.
In the first incident, a man was knocked unconscious and robbed at Belmont and Sheffield around 12:50AM. A flood of 911 callers reported the man down and bleeding from his head. Once he regained consciousness, the man was unable to recall what had happened. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment. No offender information is available. CPD case number HX313671.
About a half-hour later, another man was jumped on and robbed at Belmont and Halsted. The offender, described as male, black, 5’9″ tall, wearing a brown hoodie, khaki pants, and red shoes, was last seen running eastbound on Belmont with the man’s blue iPhone 5C. CPD case number is HX313710.
Meanwhile, in nearby Lake View, a woman was targeted in an attempted robbery in the 3500 block of Greenview. The victim called police at 2:35 this morning to report that an offender tried, but failed, to wrestle away her purse as she walked the short distance from a taxi cab to her front door. The would-be robber is described as male, black, 5’9″ tall, wearing a red baseball jersey. He was last seen heading northbound on Greenview toward Addison. CPD case number is TBD.