Two people were robbed in Boystown overnight—the 49th and 50th muggings of 2016—putting this year on pace with 2013, the single worst year on record for robberies here.
Today’s first victim was punched in the face and robbed of his money and phone by a man who asked him for a cigarette near Halsted and Aldine around 12:50AM.
The offender fled west through an alley from Halsted Street.
He is described as a black man, about 27-years-old, 6’2” tall, wearing a dark gray or black shirt. He was accompanied by a black female in her mid-20’s with puffy hair and a magenta jacket.
This morning’s second victim ran into the iHop Restaurant at 3760 N. Halsted after he was robbed at knifepoint around 4:20AM.
He told police that a man threatened him with a knife and took his wallet near the intersection of Halsted and Broadway. The attacker then fled southbound on Halsted and westbound on Bradley.
According to the victim, who lives in Edgewater, the offender is male, black, about 5’8” tall with short hair. He was wearing black pants and a black shirt, the victim said.