Police are investigating two robberies that were reported in our area last night and early this morning.
Around 10 o’clock last night, a man was beaten in the face with a pistol by armed robbery offenders who took two iPhones from him in the 1000 block of W. Newport. The Cubs game had just entered its 9th inning less than two blocks away at Wrigley Field.
The victim, who sought help at the nearby Rice & Bread Korean restaurant, described the offenders as two black men in their late teens or early 20’s. One had a goatee, stands about 5’8″ tall, and appeared to have tattoos on his right forearm. The other man was armed with the handgun. He is about 5’10” tall and he wore a red shirt and possibly tan shorts.
Both offenders were last seen running westbound on Newport.
Southport Brown Line Incident
A CTA worker assigned to the Southport Brown Line station summoned police a little before 2 o’clock this morning after two men were seen fighting on the station’s northbound platform.
Police later determined that one of the men had been robbed the other of a Galaxy S6 phone.
The offender—described as a black man in his early 20’s wearing a red shirt and yellow pants—fled the station before cops arrived.