NEW YEAR, SAME HELMONT: Another Mugging On The Infamously Dangerous Strip

Everyone’s favorite place to get mugged—Belmont Avenue between Halsted and Racine has struck for the second time this year.

A Boystown man was jumped and mugged there by two men Sunday morning. No one is in custody.

The victim, who lives nearby, told police that he was attacked at Belmont and Halsted around 4:15AM by two men who took his Macbook Air and iPhone 5s. Both offenders  were last seen running westbound on Belmont toward the CTA station.

Both offenders are described as black men in their 20’s, about 5’11” tall wearing black hats and dark clothing. (CPD case HY127907)

Last weekend, two people were beaten and mugged by men armed with a screwdriver outside of Alderman Tom Tunney’s flagship Ann Sather restaurant at 909 W. Belmont.

Village Idiots

Roscoe Village, which hosted a dual-robbery and gunfight on Wednesday evening, was the scene of a good old-fashioned street robbery late last night.

A North Center man reported that a small group of men that had been following him down the street suddenly tackled him and tried to rob him at the corner of Belmont and Paulina around 11:50PM. As the attempted robbery unfolded, a silver Toytota RAV4 pulled up to act as the getaway car.

The victim said he had seen the vehicle circling the area before he was jumped.

No property was taken in the robbery attempt.

The offenders are described as 5 or 6 black and Hispanic men. They were last seen northbound on Paulina in the RAV4.

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