|Approximate locations of this morning’s incidents.|
At least two more people were beaten and robbed in the neighborhood overnight, with a third reported robbery yet to be verified.
In the latest incident, a man was approached from behind and hit in the head with an unknown object near Waveland and Southport around 2:30 this morning. The victim’s friend called 911 and reported that two black men were last seen running eastbound on Waveland with the victim’s wallet and cell phone.
An ambulance was called to assist the victim who suffered injuries to the back of his head. (CPD case HX515854)
As we reported overnight, another man was attacked and robbed near Clifton and Waveland at 12:30AM. While a police tactical unit stopped three suspicious people nearby moments later, the victim was unable to identify his attackers. (Case number TBD)
We have not yet confirmed the veracity of the third reported robbery. In that alleged incident, a man called 911 at 3:15AM to report that his friend had been beaten and robbed at Belmont and Lakewood by four offenders who fled in a gray van.
Reversal of Fortune
After enjoying an impressive decline in robberies this year, the neighborhood has been experiencing a significant increase in muggings lately.
As of this morning, CWB has verified 10 robberies in the neighborhood so far this month, compared to 11 in the entire month November of last year.