BUSTED IN BOYSTOWN: Cops Catch Up With Cane-Wielding Robber

A sharp-eyed Boystown resident’s quick response helped Chicago Police track down a robbery offender yesterday evening.

The good citizen called 911 at 5:30PM to report seeing two men beating a victim on the street near Roscoe and Elaine, one block east of the Halsted strip. The victim was screaming for help and all three men were seen heading northbound on Elaine, the victim said.

Responding officers quickly caught up with the victim who reported that he had been beaten and robbed by the other two men. Within minutes, one offender was taken into custody near a courtyard apartment building in the 3500 block of Broadway. The other suspect was not found.

Suspect descriptions:

  1. Male, black, 6’4” tall, 240 pounds, shaved head, carried a cane (in custody)
  2. Male, black, 5’5” tall, beige shirt

CPD strong arm robbery case HX428405.

Tourist Trap

A tourist who is staying at the Magnificent Mile’s Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel calls for help from the BP station at Belmont and Racine early Sunday morning. He says he got mugged after he climbed into what he thought was a taxi cab. Instead, he found himself getting taken for a ride, robbed, and pushed out of the car. He did not want a report.

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