2 More Mugged, 1 More Arrested; Boystown Robberies Soar

The street muggers are out in force around Boystown this month – and every time the cops catch a bad guy, it seems like another criminal pops up.

Two more robberies in Chicago’s LGBTQ stronghold on Tuesday bring October’s hold-up count to at least six. One of yesterday’s offenders is in custody.

• A man sought help inside Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 North Halsted, after being mugged by two men nearby, police said.

The offenders implied that they were armed as they took $80 from the man around 3:30 a.m.

Both offenders are black men wearing black hoodies. One wore a white bandana over his face and the other wore a White Sox cap.

• Police took at least one offender into custody after a woman was robbed of an iPhone on the Belmont CTA platform, 945 West Belmont, around 8 o’clock last night.

Several witnesses and a CTA security officer reported the incident and police took a suspect into custody moments later in the 3200 block of North Wilton.

Reports from a witness indicate that two suspects are in custody.  CWB is working to confirm that detail.

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The next community policing meeting for Wrigleyville + Boystown will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the 19th District police station, 850 West Addison.
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