THE EYES HAVE IT: Pepper Spray Attacks, Robbery On Broadway Tuesday Morning

Two men reported being pepper sprayed by groups of offenders in separate incidents along Broadway early today. At least one of the victims was also robbed.

Around 4:20AM, a 24-year-old man told police that a group of three offenders robbed him of $250 and then sprayed him with a chemical agent near Broadway and Briar. The three offenders were last seen running eastbound in the north alley of Briar.

The three attackers were described as:

1) Male, black, wearing a light blue hat, a black t-shirt, and blue jeans
2) Male, black, wearing a red skull cap, a red shirt, and blue jeans
3) Male, black, wearing a black and light blue striped shirt.

Earlier, around 12:15AM, a victim reported that three men got out of a car and pepper sprayed him at Broadway and Roscoe, about 4 blocks north of the robbery scene. The man told 911 operators that he would go to the police station later today to file a report. It is not clear if he was also robbed.

The Roscoe attackers were described as two men of unknown race and one man of Indian descent.

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