Holiday Weekend Sees 2 Robbed In Wrigleyville And Man Slashed With Boxcutter In Boystown

A man who’s on parole for robbery caught a break this weekend in Wrigleyville.

Police say a Cicero man flagged them down in front of the Irish Oak bar to report being robbed by two men around 2AM on Sunday.

Ross (Chicago Police Dept)

Officers caught up with one of the men, 23-year-old Denzel Ross of Uptown, but the other man got away, according to court records.

The victim told police that he asked Ross and the other man for directions when Ross shoved him in the chest and the other guy punched him in the face and grabbed his iPhone.

Detectives were eventually able to locate the second man and the stolen iPhone, but the victim refused to pursue felony charges, according to police.

Ross, charged with simple battery, is free on $5,000 bond.  He was paroled in November after serving half of a 3-year sentence for a 2014 robbery in the West Ridge neighborhood, according to court records.

“Sliced Up Pretty Good”

A melee on the corner of Roscoe and Halsted in Boystown early Sunday saw one man get “sliced up pretty good” with a box cutter, according to a witness who spoke with us.

Employees of Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted, reported seeing a man and a woman chasing and beating another man on the street around 4:30AM. That victim eventually found his way to Stroger Hospital where he received stitches for multiple slash wounds. The victim told police that he did not know the people who attacked him.

Bad Day At The Beach

One woman’s visit to Montrose Beach ended with a carjacking Sunday evening.

The woman told police that an offender forced her from her car in the 4500 block of N. Simonds Drive and then sped off with her white 2014 Honda CRV with Michigan plates.

She described the carjacker as a heavyset Hispanic man in his mid- to late-30’s. He wore a dark gray tee shirt and long pants.

Second Wrigleyville Robbery

Another man reported being mugged in Wrigleyville over the holiday weekend.

The victim told police that three people jumped him and went through his pockets near Taco Bell, 1111 W. Addison, at 2:45AM on Saturday.

All three offenders—a heavyset black male in a red shirt, a black male in a dark hoodie, and a black female—were last seen running southbound from Taco Bell, the victim said.

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