Early indications are that a robbery near Halsted and Waveland this morning may be related to a similar mugging that took place minutes earlier in nearby Lincoln Park.
In the Boystown case, a man reported that two offenders robbed him near his home in the 700 block of Waveland around 1AM. The two muggers got away with the victim’s cell phone and were last seen heading south on Pine Grove. (Case HX552259)
About 20 minutes before that, a man was robbed near Fullerton and Orchard in Lincoln Park by two men with similar descriptions. The Lincoln Park victim told police that the offenders held a hard metal object to his head and took his valuables, including an LG phone and his wallet. (Case HX552250)
Boystown Offender Descriptions
1) Male, black, tight afro, black coat, 6’2″ tall, 160 to 180 pounds
2) Male, black, wearing a blue hoodie with a white zipper. He may have had facial hair.
Lincoln Park Offender Descriptions
1) Male, black, dark hoodie
2) Male, black, dark gray or blue hoodie, mustache, 6-feet tall, 160 to 170 pounds.