#56: Boystown Robbers Beat Victim, Put Gun In His Mouth

Two offenders punched a man in the face and placed a silver handgun in his mouth during a robbery in the heart of Boystown overnight.


The victim told police that he was walking from Halsted to Broadway on Roscoe Street when the robbery took place around 2:05AM. It is at least the 56th robbery in Wrigleyville and Boystown this year.

Both offenders fled toward Halsted Street after the crime.

The gunman is described as a white man wearing a gray hoodie and hat. Offender #2 is described only as a black male.

No one is in custody.

Saturday Muggings

A Wrigleyville woman reported being robbed near her home by three men at 10:45 Saturday evening. She told police that the three attacked her near Newport and Racine, then fled with her laptop and purse.

All three men were last seen running southbound on Racine, according to a witness.

The three offenders are described as black men with slim builds who stand about 6-feet tall. Two wore dark hoodies and one wore a gray hoodie.

• Earlier Saturday, a Wrigleyville man was punched in the face and robbed in the 1000 block of W. Grace. The victim told police that he was attacked from behind as he walked near his home around 3:30AM.  He described the offender as a 29-year-old Hispanic man who stands about 6’2” tall. The offender was last seen running northbound on Kenmore from Grace.

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