Tourist Beaten, Robbed In Boystown Early Monday

The victim was beaten and robbed here, in the 700 block of W. Brompton around 1:40 this morning. (Google)

A visitor from San Francisco was severely beaten during a robbery in Boystown this morning.

According to a witness, the 20-something victim was walking in the 700 block of W. Brompton when the offender attacked him near the Salvation Army College campus wall around 1:40 AM.

“The poor guy was really beat up, his face was all bloody,” the witness said.

Wanted in the attack is a tall black man between 25 and 27-years-old. He stands 6-feet to 6’2” tall, weighs about 185 pounds, and has close-cropped hair or a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a black jacket while running eastbound on Brompton toward Broadway, the witness said.

The victim stated that the robber had a close-cropped beard.

“I hope the guy is doing okay,” the witness said. “He said he was going back to California today. Not sure if his travel plans will hold.”

An ambulance transported the victim to Thorek Hospital for treatment, police said.

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