BELEAGUERED BELMONT: 2 Robberies Reported; Stabbing Attempt At Parking Garage

Officers were flagged down by a man who had been beaten and robbed of a black duffel bag by two offenders near the 7-Eleven store at Belmont and Racine around 8PM Monday.

An ambulance was called for the man who reportedly suffered a head injury when he fell to the ground. Both attackers are described as black men, with one said to be 5’9″ tall, 170 pounds, 30 to 35 years old, and wearing all black clothing.

• Multiple 911 callers reported seeing a man get beaten up and robbed near Belmont and Clark around 3AM Saturday. Police arrived quickly and located witnesses, but not the victim.

According to bystanders, two black men dressed in all black attacked the victim, stole his property, and then fled toward Halsted Street. They were last seen heading northbound on Dayton, the small street that looks like an alley between Halsted and Clark.

No report could be immediately taken in the Saturday incident as police could not find the victim.

Image: Parking Panda

In The Garage

There’s been more excitement in the parking garage at 3130 Sheffield, where at least 22 cars were broken into recently.

Police were called to the garage late Thursday night after receiving a report of four men “lurking” inside. Two of the suspects, including one who dropped a knife, fled when police arrived. Two others were questioned and released.

At 10:30 the next night, a security guard reported that a man tried to stab him at the garage. The suspect in that incident is described as a Hispanic man in his late 20’s. He escaped in a silver van with a white female driver.

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