BOYSTOWN: Cops Find Robbery Victim In Halsted Alley

The victim was found in this Buckingham Place alley, just west of Halsted Street.

Police responding to 911 calls of a man screaming for help near Buckingham and Halsted discovered a robbery victim beaten in an alley Tuesday night.

Several callers reported hearing screams and one caller reported the victim—said to be in his 40’s with gray hair—lying in the alley just west of Halsted Street.

According to a source, the man was in the neighborhood to visit his brother. While here, he encountered a group of four people—three young men and one woman—who suggested they all get cigarettes. Once the five were inside the alley, the victim says, the four acquaintances pepper-sprayed him and knocked him unconscious with a brick.

The robbers then took the man’s valuables and fled.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 10:45PM.

(CPD case HY350356)

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