Robberies Reported In Boystown, Wrigleyville

This winter’s relatively warm weather is extending criminals’ outdoor work season. And local residents are paying the price.

• A resident of the 3500 block of N. Wilton in Boystown reported that they were targeted in an attempted strong arm robbery last night. The victim told police that the offender was sitting on their first floor rear porch around 9:45PM before the attack.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall, thin, black man who wore a peacoat and a white surgical mask.

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• An Albany Park man was robbed at gunpoint in the 1300 block of W. Eddy Street at 12:45AM on Wednesday.

The victim told police that the offender produced a handgun and took his book bag, which contained a Samsung tablet.

The offender fled eastbound in a vehicle that was occupied by at least one other person.

According to the victim, the gunman was a younger Hispanic man who stands about 5’8″ tall. He wore black sweatpants and may have had a tattoo on the left side of one eye.

• A little further from home, a man reported being robbed at knifepoint near Ashland and Diversey shortly after 1 o’clock yesterday morning. The victim told police that the offender produced the knife and took his book bag, which contained a laptop.

The offender was described as a male of unknown race in his early 20’s who stood about 6’1″ tall and wore a dark hoodie.

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