Two more men were beaten and robbed along Belmont Avenue overnight. In a sign of just how brazen and out of control the area has become, one victim was attacked under the Red Line tracks as two CTA police units sat less than 50 yards away.
A third person was robbed at the Addison Red Line station this morning. That offender is in custody.
In the first incident, a Lake View man was beaten and robbed of his wallet on the north side of Belmont along the L tracks around 2:15AM while two marked Chicago Police Department Transit Detail units sat nearby. The victim walked up to one of the conveniently-located and ineffectual units to report the attack.
A police flash described the offender as male, black, in his early 20’s, 5’7″ tall, and 150 pounds. 19th district officers gave the man a ride to his nearby home. Recorded as a strong arm robbery in CPD case HX323323.
Then, at 4:45AM, officers were called to the Dunkin’ Donuts at Belmont and Clark to meet a victim who had been beaten and robbed outside of Big & Little’s restaurant at 1034 W. Belmont. Few additional details are available at this early hour.
In the Addison Red Line station robbery, a 19th district CAPS officer saw strong arm attack in progress at 5:27AM and took the offender into custody. The matter is recorded in CPD case HX323440.
Since June 8th, at least ten robberies have been reported along Belmont between Halsted and Seminary:
- Egor’s Dungeon robbed at gunpoint, 3:45PM June 8th.
- Man is strong arm robbed at Subway restaurant, 3:48AM June 14
- Victim strong arm robbed with a “dangerous weapon” on the sidewalk outside of Chicago Apartment Finders, 11PM June 15
- Man chased down, beaten, and robbed in the street by three offenders under the Belmont L tracks, 4:20AM June 17th.
- Victim robbed at gunpoint on the street near 3144 N. Sheffield, 2AM on June 21.
- Attempted robbery at knifepoint fails on the sidewalk at 3AM on June 21.
- Man knocked unconscious and robbed in front of multiple witnesses, 12:45AM June 22.
- A man is strong arm robbed at Belmont and Halsted, 1:20AM June 22.
- Man is beaten and robbed along the L tracks, 2AM June 29.
- Man beaten and robbed outside of Big & Littles, 1034 Belmont, 4:45AM June 29.