MUGGED ON RAHM’S TURF: Woman Targeted In Robbery Attempt Near Emanuel Home Overnight

UPDATE MAY 22 12:11AM— The victim in this case has contacted CWB. She states that the offender was 5’9″ tall and about 170 pounds. The description we provided below was based on the reporting officers’ description of the offender.
A 28-year-old Lake View woman was targeted in an attempted robbery less than two blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home overnight.

The victim was near her home when the offender tried to mug her near the corner of Ashland and Cullom at 2:40AM. She told police that the attacker fled without getting any of her possessions.

Police said the suspect was last seen running southbound on Ashland. He’s described as a white or Hispanic man, 5’4” tall, 140 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. (CPD case HY267464)

Of course, we know that you are deeply concerned about the mayor’s safety during all of this. Fear not, neighbors. The Emanuel home remained fully protected by three police units and a sergeant during the incident.

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