Everyblock user lukedevitt is sharing his story of being beaten and robbed at the infamous corner of Belmont and Sheffield last month. His is a cautionary tale for those who find themselves on the streets late at night:
I got robbed and beaten by a group of a dozen men at 3:00 in the morning on Friday August 15th by what appeared to be a group of gang members.
They stole my iphone and wallet the second I got out of the cab and then came out of the alley/gangway next to Lena’s restaurant as I was walking home.
They beat me to the ground kicked me in the head ribs and punched me until I was nearly unconscious.
They hang out on the corner in front of Cheesie’s on Belmont & Sheffield next to the L so they have easy access to rob/assault and flee the scene. I see them on my walk home all the time.